Leadership Team

Robin Gore

Robin Gore

Director of Housing Operations

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Communication, Strategic, Achiever, Consistency, Adaptability.

As Director of Housing, Robin provides oversight for all housing operation processes to Pepperdine's Malibu campus residential community of 2600 students in 26 residential communities for undergraduate and graduate populations. This includes supervision of personnel, administration of room assignments, meal plans, billings, and accommodations, review and final appeal for exemptions, fiscal oversight, residential facility management, programmatic development, review and updates to policies and procedures, and response to critical incidents. Additionally, Robin serves as a member on the Student Care Team.

Robin is a Wisconsin native where she received her bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, her masters in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and is currently deep in the dissertation process of finishing her doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Edgewood College, Madison, WI. Now in her 18th year of working in higher education within housing and residence life, Robin is passionate about women's issues, student development, spiritual development, and health and nutrition. Prior to Pepperdine, Robin was employed at UW-Platteville as the Assistant Director for Residence Life in charge of Resident Assistant selection, hiring, training, diversity education for residential communities, living and learning communities and interest communities, Resident Director training and supervision, and residential conduct adjudication.

She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys running, hiking, and spending time at the beach with husband Craig and children Seth (7th grade) and Aaron (9th grade). And enjoys visits from children Cole (junior at UW-Platteville), and Emma (recent graduate from Winona St.)

luke bost

Luke Bost

Associate Director of Housing Operations


StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Includer, Consistency, Positivity, Woo

Luke received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Oklahoma Christian University, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in college student affairs at Azusa Pacific University, and a certification in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute at the Pepperdine School of Law.

Born and raised in Southern California, Luke's favorite baseball team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. He enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife, Whitney and his daughter Norah. When asked what the most fulfilling aspect of his job is, Luke replied, "getting to know students and helping them see their full potential."

Jesse McCauley

Jesse McCauley

Associate Director of Housing


StrengthsQuest Top 5: Achiever, Competition, Developer, Focus, Learner

Jesse received his bachelor's degree in telecommunications at Pepperdine University.

Born and raised in California, Jesse spends his free time motorcycling, working on his computer, and anything that involves the great outdoors. He insists, "One of these days, I am even going to pick up surfing!"

If Jesse could have given himself a piece of advice back in college, he would have said, "Academics are important, but make sure you have fun and enjoy your college experience. You need a balance."

Phil Cho

Phil Cho

Assignments Coordinator


Strengths: Restorative, Harmony, Includer, Context, Connectedness

Phil serves as Assignment Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at Pepperdine University. He is responsible for occupancy assignments and management of early arrivals, emergency spaces, and open rooms. Phil is also a member of HRL's Board of Review.

Phil earned his bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Seaver College in May 2015. Following graduation, He began his professional career in HRL at Pepperdine University as the Assignment Coordinator for Housing Operations. Before joining the HRL staff, Phil worked at the University in various capacities including the office of Human Resources, International Programs, Jumpstart, and Special Programs.

He is passionate about developing and cultivating meaningful relationships with members of the Pepperdine community. Outside of the office, Phil enjoys going to the theater and spending time with his fiancée.

Hannah Novak

Hannah Novak

Office Manager


Strengths: Individualization, Maximizer, Empathy, Activator, Ideation

Hannah claims Michigan as her home state but grew up in small towns all over the Midwest before her family finally settled in Texas. She earned her bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communication from Seaver College, studying abroad for one year in Florence and serving for three years with Campus Ministry. Following graduation, her professional career began in Housing and Residence Life as the Administrative Assistant for Housing Operations.

Hannah now serves as Office Manager for Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at Pepperdine University. She oversees office operations, supervises student workers, and works in close collaboration with the offices of Student Accessibility and Facilities Services to meet housing accommodations.

She is passionate about serving students by sharing with them her passion for communication, spiritual development, and social justice. Outside of the office, Hannah enjoys taking road trips, visiting her family in Dallas, and experiencing all the great food that LA has to offer.

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

Administrative Assistant


Strengths: Deliberative, Connectedness, Strategic, Developer, Futuristic

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, Brian received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University, a master's in Public Policy degree from Pepperdine's School of Public Policy, and is currently obtaining a master's degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine's School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Brian enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and talking about politics. He is passionate about building bridges of mutual understanding and improving relationships across cultures.

Eric Gero

Eric Gero

Marketing Coordinator


Eric received his bachelor's degree in photography from Otis College of Art and Design in 1999. He has worked for nearly two decades producing limited edition prints and multiples for artists, architects and photographers. Several of these projects have been acquired by major institutions, including, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty Research Institute, and The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. Since 2012, Eric has taught photography at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and is former adjunct faculty at Otis College.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eric enjoys cooking, listening to music, traveling, reading about cosmology and mathematics, and having adventures with his family.