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During the 42nd Annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, shortly before he was formally inaugurated into office, Pepperdine University President David Davenport received a "spiritual inauguration" in which he accepted the command to lead Pepperdine as a Christian University. Written and led by Dr. Jerry Rushford, the event featured a "passing of the torch" from President Howard A. White to President Davenport, followed by a speech from the new President. 01:24:23
Universities & colleges College administrators College presidents Rites & ceremonies Inaugurations Christianity Pepperdine University Rushford, Jerry, 1942- White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-1991 Davenport, David Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu Campus