October 16, 2018 | Pepperdine Law Dean Emeritus Ronald F. Phillips has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his achievements, leadership qualities, credentials, and successes in the fields of law and academic administration.
Via the Marquis Who’s Who press release:
Mr. Phillips is the founding full-time dean of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA. Serving as dean for 27 years, he was recognized as dean emeritus in June 1997, at which time he took on the role of vice chancellor full-time working with alumni and friends seeking support for the law school and university. Prior to his career at Pepperdine, he spent three years as an adjunct faculty member at Abilene Christian University. Before entering academia, Mr. Phillips established his own private practice in Abilene from 1967 to 1970 and was a corporate staff attorney with McWood Corporation in Abilene, and its successor, Permian Corporation, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum from 1965 to 1967. He also worked in sales with Security Saving Stamps and Western National Life Insurance Company from 1957 to 1958 and as a building contractor with Phillips Homes Inc. from 1955 to 1956.
The complete announcement may be found here