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Pepperdine University
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2018

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Pepperdine University is seeking its eighth president and CEO to succeed Andrew K. Benton, who announced he will conclude his service as President at the end of the 2018–2019 academic year. The Board of Regents of Pepperdine University invites nominations and applications for the position. Confidential review of nominations, applications and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made, effective in July 2019.

Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service and leadership. The successful candidate will possess the leadership skills, vision and enthusiasm to build upon the University’s recent successes and move the institution forward. The next President must chart a course that allows Pepperdine to continue a role of rising national academic leadership while serving the Churches of Christ as both an anchor and a guide.  The ideal candidate will have, among other qualities: the academic or related background sufficient to lead a private, Christian institution; the experience and skills to manage and guide  a dynamic, premier University; the ability to lead fiscally responsible budgeting and make tough financial and resource decisions; demonstrated experience and proven leadership in fundraising; the ability to build and strengthen alumni support for the University; a record of commitment to strengthening all manners of diversity and open communication; experience overseeing an organization with multiple sites; and the ability to advocate for Pepperdine University.

Additional information, including a detailed position description, may be found on Pepperdine’s website at:

Please send a CV to Korn Ferry at by October 12, 2018 to be ensured full consideration. Confidential inquiries and nominations should also be directed to Korn Ferry c/o


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