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Dean's Welcome

Dean van Rensburg

Welcome to Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. I am glad that you have chosen to join our community and hope that you will find your onboarding experience valuable and meaningful. Please know that you are welcome to ask questions along the way.

I am proud to say that the Graziadio School is a unique and special place – composed of diverse people from all walks of life who value collaboration and a commitment to excellence regardless of their job, title, or area of responsibility. No matter the role, we all share a sense of belonging and higher purpose. Inspired by our Judeo-Christian values, our mission is to promote transformational learning, create applied knowledge, and equip our students to become Best for the World leaders and entrepreneurs.

We do this by living out our core values of integrity always, courage with compassion, a pioneering spirit, and action taken "today-not tomorrow." These words guide us, and you will hear them repeated frequently. As a new member of our community, I am eager for you to join us in living out our mission, vision, and values every day.

With warm regards,

Deryck J. van Rensburg
Graziadio Business School
Pepperdine University