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Pepperdine has partnered with a leading financial institution to help employees save for retirement by contributing into their 403b accounts (similar to 401k, but for non-profit organizations). Pepperdine generously contributes 4.0% to each eligible employee automatically, and further matches employees' contributions up to 6.0% of their salary.

Note: Employer contributions are only for employees 26 years of age or older with at least one year of creditable service at the University.

Access Pepperdine's Retirement Plan Web page

Access the Retirement Summary Plan Description

Pepperdine also provides a Retiree Health Plan that is intended to assist employees in meeting their medical expenses and those of their family during their retirement years.  Funding for these benefits is through Retiree Health Accounts established during their working years.

Access the Retiree Health Summary Plan Description

Retirement Plan Committee 

  • Joseph Fritsch, Divisional Dean and Professor, Seaver College
  • Robert Lee, Associate Professor, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Pete Peterson, Dean, School of Public Policy
  • Greg Ramirez (co-Chair), Chief Financial Officer
  • Nicolle Taylor (co-Chair), Vice President and Chief Business Officer