News and Events

Pepperdine University and Graziadio School Event Calendars

As an employee of the Graziadio School, you are encouraged to participate in the many events offered at the School and University level. These events give you an opportunity to network with colleagues, faculty, current and prospective students, and alumni.

University News & Events

Learn more about all of the news and events at the University level.  One of the many events is highlighted below.

President's Briefings
Held the first Wednesday of each month, the President's Briefing covers a broad spectrum of issues important to the Pepperdine community.  President Benton and members of his key staff travel to a different campus location for each monthly briefing, so all staff members have an opportunity to attend in-person throughout the year.  As a service to all faculty and staff who are unable to attend in-person, the briefings are available for live streaming. Archived viewing is not available.

Graziadio News & Events

Learn more about all of the news and events at the school level.  A few of the many events are highlighted below.

Dean's Executive Leadership Series (DELS)
The Dean's Executive Leadership Series brings leading business practitioners and thought leaders to one of Pepperdine University's campuses to discuss real-world challenges and opportunities facing the business community today.  Held each fall and spring, the series was created in Spring 2004 to help support the Graziadio School of Business and Management's mission to provide business knowledge that is applied and relevant. Past DELS are available via podcast.

Commencement is an exciting time at Pepperdine University; a time-honored tradition that serves to celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of our graduates. The Graziadio School of Business and Management is proud to honor its graduating students for successfully completing their degrees.  The Graziadio School holds graduation three times per year.  As a staff member, you are asked to serve once per year at commencement.

Graziadio Alumni Network (GAN) Events
With the largest MBA alumni network on the west coast, the Graziadio School boasts more than 43,000 graduates across the globe, actively shaping today's world of business. Stay connected to the school and strengthen your own network by being an active member of the Graziadio Alumni Network (GAN). AAttend an alumni event, hire a fellow graduate, invest in the future, or join us on PAN Online, LinkedIn or Facebook.

Blogs, Podcasts, Social Media, Yammer, & Buzzmail

Connect to University and School news and events by accessing the links below.

Community Quick Links

Go to community to learn more about each of the five schools by department and to find out more about what is happening with the Pepperdine University community as a whole.  You can also find the Faculty/Staff Directory there.

Blogs & Podcasts

The Graziadio School has a number of blogs, podcasts and publications available by subscription through RSS feeds.

Social Media Connections

Stay "in the know" about the Graziadio School through its many social media connections (e.g., Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, iTunes, and more)!


Yammer is a social networking tool, similar to Facebook and Twitter, that allows you to easily connect and share information with faculty, staff, and students.

Pepperdine University Mobile App

The app will give you instant access to university news and events calendars, updated emergency info, campus maps, and much more!

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