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Terra Hall, Associate Dean

Terra Hall

Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Diversity and Belonging

Terra earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Howard University, her master’s degree in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in Student Affairs from the University of Maryland, College Park, where her dissertation research centered on spirituality, race, equity, and inclusion. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Terra and her family (husband, Brant and sons, Brant, Jr., and Chandler) relocated to the West Coast as she pursued this opportunity at Pepperdine. She has worked in higher education for 18+ years and has held leadership positions in academic support, first-year experience, and TRiO programs. As a scholar-practitioner and educator, Terra is committed to eliminating barriers that affect students’ experiences in higher education and ensuring that institutions become places where all voices are heard, seen, felt, and supported. To contact Terra, please email her at terra.hall@pepperdine.edu.

Sharon Wakio Asst Director for International Students

Sharon Wakio

Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs for International Student Engagement

Sharon Wakio is an alum of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology here at Pepperdine, with her masters in psychology. She came to the United States as an international student from Kenya to pursue higher education in 2006, where she began her educational journey at Boise State University. Sharon has worked in the mental health field as a case manager and is a nationally certified anger management counselor. She has also served in various roles within Student Affairs to support and advocate for international students, and those experiences have led her to her current role as the assistant director for international student engagement. As a cultural broker, Sharon hosts social and practical programming to build bridges, curate a sense of belonging and support international students at Pepperdine. To contact Sharon, please email her at sharon.wakio@pepperdine.edu.

Myron McClure

Myron McClure

Director of Intercultural Affairs

Myron McClure is a southern California native, man of faith, and former All-American track & field athlete. He uses his servant leadership approach to provide expertise and consulting activities around the engagement of DEI spaces and to build culturally competent and culturally humble leaders for policy change. He holds agricultural degrees from Purdue University and The Pennsylvania State University in engineering and education and an international agriculture certificate from The Swedish University in Uppsala, Sweden.  His breadth of experiences and opportunities have led to practical changes in increasing underrepresented people in various academic and non-profit communities.  Mr. McClure is a certified CPR Instructor, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and Beliefs, Events, Values, Inventory (BEVI) qualified administrator. He hopes to serve others to see the change they want to see. To contact Myron please email him at myron.mcclure@pepperdine.edu.


David Gomez

David Gomez

Program Manager of Intercultural Affairs

A native of Los Angeles, David earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in bible studies from Biola University, where he also began his career in higher education. He has also earned his master of science degree in college counseling and student development from Azusa Pacific University, where he has specialized in student leadership and development at institutions such as Biola University, Concordia University Irvine, and California Baptist University, with a focus on holistic development. He now serves as the program manager of Intercultural Affairs in supporting ICA diversity initiatives through large-scale club events and administrative support as well as managing the day-to-day operations at the Howard A. White Center (HAWC). For questions regarding large-scale club events, ICA programming, or the HAWC, please contact david.gomez2@pepperdine.edu for any questions and further support.

Student Workers

  • Sabrina Franciosi, Graduate Assistant
  • Faith Opoku, Graduate Assistant 
  • Olivia Bates, ICA Intern
  • Ariana Bribiesca, ICA Social Media Intern


Contact Us

 Student Life Campus Contacts

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