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James Gash flanked by students John Louis Chiappe (left) and Scotland Garapedian (right) of the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council. Photo by Barbara Burke
James Gash leading the crowd in a chant thanking Andrew K. Benton, retiring President of the University. Photo by Barbara Burke
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
8:31 am PDT March 13, 2019

A full house full of faculty, staff and students – and a very proud, loving family with a generations-long Pepperdine legacy - gathered at a reception to welcome James A. Gash, who will serve as the University’s eighth president, replacing outgoing President Andrew K. Benton.