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Building a Tapestry of Allies with Dee Anna Smith

The Chancellor’s Office and Human Resources cordially invite you to a Christmas high tea reception, featuring Dee Anna Smith, Chair of Pepperdine’s Board of Regents and CEO of Sarah Cannon, for an opportunity to interact with women leaders, mentors, and rising professionals and learn from one of the healthcare industry’s most successful leaders.

Building a Tapestry of Allies

December 7, 2022

3 - 5 PM ⎸Gull’s Way Patio and Wilburn Auditorium

During this reception, Smith will discuss her professional journey, share insights on impactful leadership, and offer wisdom for a meaningful and successful career. Following her presentation, Chancellor Sara Jackson will offer remarks and facilitate discussion. 

Space is limited. Please register below to attend.



Dee Anna Smith is the chief executive officer of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Smith is responsible for carrying out the overall strategic mission and vision of Sarah Cannon, which delivers a full suite of physician-led, patient-centric, integrated cancer services, and she has received recognition for her contributions to the healthcare industry on a local and national level. Smith received Pepperdine University’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in August 2019, she was named chair of the Pepperdine University Board of Regents, becoming the first Pepperdine graduate and first woman to serve that chair.