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Malibu International Programs Office 

The International Programs Staff are working remotely due to COVID-19 until further notice.

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The International Programs Office is located in:

TCC 131

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263-4230

Phone: 310.506.4230

E-mail: International.Programs@pepperdine.edu

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Emergencies (Department of Public Safety): (310) 506-4441 

Non-Emergencies (Department of Public Safety): (310) 506-4442

Visit our International Programs Ambassador Page for student leaders that represent all global campus locations

 Beth Laux

Beth Laux, Executive Director of International Programs 

Beth.Laux@pepperdine.edu

  • Ed.D. student in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, & Leadership, Northeastern University
  • MPA, Public Administration, University of Toledo 2007
  • B.A. Spanish & Political Science, Aquinas College 2002
  • International travel experiences: Studied, worked, and served as a missionary in 20+ countries
  • Beth provides the primary administrative oversight for the implementation and operation of all overseas programs for Seaver College

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Ron Cox, Associate Dean of International Programs 

Ronald.Cox@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. Theology, University of Notre Dame 2005; M.Div., Pepperdine University 1996
  • B.S. Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1991
  • Associate Dean and Professor of Religion, Pepperdine, 2005 - present
  • IP Faculty-in-Residence for Florence, Heidelberg, and London programs
  • Dr. Cox primarily oversees International Programs academic affairs, internships, and program assessment and evaluations.

Greg Muger

Greg Muger, Director | Malibu Office 

Greg.Muger@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. Global Leadership and Change, Pepperdine University 2020
  • M.A. Leadership Studies, Azusa Pacific University 2003
  • International travel experiences: Worked in 35+ countries 
  • Greg is primarily responsible for operations and the overall direction and guidance of the International Programs Malibu Office 

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Natalie Forde, Assistant Director, Admissions and Preparations  Natalie.M.Forde@pepperdine.edu

  • Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California 2017; Certificate in International Policy and Planning, University of Southern California 2017; B.A. International Studies, Pepperdine University 2013
  • IP Alumnus of the Heidelberg and East Africa Programs
  • Countries visited: Studied and worked in Germany, Israel, and Uganda and visited 26 countries
  • Natalie is primarily responsible for oversight and management of the student admissions and preparations process, including program enrollment, vital documents, visas, flights and IP scholarships.

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LaShunte Portrey, Assistant Director, Recruitment & Student Development 

LaShunte.Portrey@pepperdine.edu

  • Master of Philosophy and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University 2012; B.A. in English Literature, Perpetual Member of the Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University; 2010
  • Countries visited: Studied and worked in Tanzania and visited Kenya, Ethiopia, Amsterdam, Dubai, Qatar, Mexico, and Japan (forthcoming July 2019)
  • LaShunte is primarily responsible for promoting and enhancing study abroad opportunities through marketing, events, and student development.
 
Arissa Samaniego

Arissa Samaniego, Coordinator of Office Operations 

Arissa.Samaniego@pepperdine.edu

  • B.A. International Studies, Pepperdine University 2019; Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict Management, Seaver College & Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law Straus Institute 2018
  • IP Alumnus of the Buenos Aires and Madrid Upper Division Language Programs
  • Countries Visited: Studied in Argentina and Spain and visited Brazil, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Mexico
  • Arissa is primarily responsible for office administration, including all general questions/inquiries, the student employment program and inter-campus communications.