Global Conference 2010
President, Pepperdine University; Chair, Board of Directors, American Council on Education (ACE)
Andrew Benton is President of Pepperdine University. He has served in higher education for more than 35 years. He assumed his current position in 2000 after 16 years of service at Pepperdine, including nine years as the university′s executive vice president and chief operational officer. Benton is active in many legal, educational, athletic and community organizations, including the American Bar Association, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. He is also a member of the American Council on Education and served as chairman of the board from 2008 to 2009. Benton holds a law degree.