Meet the University Controller


Laura Ponder, CPA, MBA, was appointed Controller in May, 2019.  She is responsible for oversight of key departments and functions including financial reporting, general accounting, finance systems, purchasing, payables, and tax services. 

Prior to joining Pepperdine, Laura was a Finance and Accounting Director at USC.  Laura was also a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCooopers where she served a variety of clients in both the higher education and healthcare industries.  Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Finance MBA from Pepperdine University.


Controller's Office Contact Information:

Phone: (818) 702-1370
Fax:     (818) 702-1361
Mail Code: 4497


Last Updated: 10/16/2019