Endowed Chairs and Professorships
A number of supporters have bestowed upon Pepperdine School of Public Policy chairs and professorships to honor experience and excellence among its faculty and administration
Braun Family Dean's Chair
The Pepperdine School of Public Policy announced the endowment of the Braun Family Dean's Chair through the generous support of the Carl F. Braun Residuary Trust. The Braun family have been longtime friends of Pepperdine. The Henry A. and Virginia B. Braun Center for Public Policy was dedicated in 2003 on the University's Drescher Graduate Campus.
Currently held by Pete Peterson
Robert and Katheryn Dockson Endowed Professorship
Robert Dockson, a long-time business leader who served as a University Life Regent, and his wife, Katheryn, provided the school's first endowed professorship.
Currently held by Robert Kaufman
Edward L. Gaylord Endowed Chair in Public Policy
In 1994, Edward Gaylord and the Sarah Scaife Foundation provided gifts to Pepperdine to create the first endowed chair of the School of Public Policy.
Currently held by Ted McAllister
Ronald Reagan Endowed Professorship
Flora Laney Thornton, who served both as a University Regent and Life Regent, provided an endowed professorship in honor of President Ronald Reagan.
Currently held by Wilfred "Bill" McClay