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Pepperdine University President and CEO Andrew K. Benton, J.D., has been elected to a 19-month term as chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Benton, who was NAICU board vice chair, replaces Christopher B. Nelson, president of St. John’s College, who retired on June 21. The NAICU board voted on the transition during their regular spring meeting. Benton will complete the seven months remaining in Nelson’s one-year term before starting his own one-year term.