Leadership & Governance

Pepperdine U. Chooses Growth by Cutting

The university reallocates 10 percent of its budget to new priorities

David Zentz for The Chronicle

A budget reallocation freed up $25-million for special projects at Pepperdine U. These students conduct DNA studies for their theses, part of an undergraduate-research project that received $1-million from the redistribution of funds.
April 17, 2011

Nearly three years ago, Andrew K. Benton asked his deans to forfeit a tenth of their budgets. The president of Pepperdine University was eager to hire more tenure-track faculty and to increase the prestige of the law school, among other priorities…

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