David Davenport
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David Davenport
David Davenport
President of Pepperdine University

Personal details
Bornc. 1950 (age 68–69)
Kansas, U.S.
Alma materStanford University
University of Kansas School of Law

David Davenport (born c. 1950) is an American academic administrator. He served as the president of Pepperdine University from 1985 to 2000.

Early life

Davenport was born circa 1950 in Kansas. He graduated from Stanford University, and he earned a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.[1]


Davenport began his career as a lawyer in San Diego, California.[2] He subsequently became a minister of the Churches of Christ.[1]

Davenport joined the faculty of the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1980. He served as the president of Pepperdine University from 1985 to 2000.[1][2] According to The Los Angeles Times, "Pepperdine's enrollment grew by about 15% to more than 7,800, while its endowment more than quintupled, from about $56 million in 1985 to more than $310 million" during the course of his presidency.[1] He was succeeded by Andrew K. Benton.

Davenport is now a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank at Stanford University.[3]

Personal life

With his wife Sally, Davenport has three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Liu, Caitlin (March 30, 1999). "Pepperdine President Davenport to Retire After 15 Years". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Libman, Gary (April 15, 1985). "Pepperdine's Davenport: Of Law and the Gospel". The Los Angeles Times. p. 47. Retrieved 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ https://www.hoover.org/profiles/david-davenport

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