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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

Dean Pete Peterson - Pepperdine School of Public Policy

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

Dr. Robert Kaufman - Pepperdine School of Public Policy

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

Dr. Ted McAllister - Pepperdine School of Public Policy

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

Dr. Bill McClay

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