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Young, Matthew Norvel Jr.

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1998 AD

1937 – He received his master’s degree at Vanderbilt University.

1944 – He ascended the pulpit of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, beginning a 13-year ministry that included construction oversight for the largest Church of Christ building in the world.

         – Married to Helen Mattox.

1956 – He joined Helen’s brother in founding Lubbock Christian College.

1957 – Norvel accepted the challenge of George Pepperdine to succeed retiring President Hugh Tiner.

         – He was appointed Pepperdine’s third president on the advent of its twentieth year, wooing top-flight scholars to the Christian college and promoting its mission to a growing circle of friends.

         – He founded the School of Business and Management (now the Graziadio School) and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

1970 – Young became chancellor and later chancellor emeritus, continuing to make friends and raise funds that today ensure a strong endowment and Pepperdine’s continuing rise to prominence.

1998 – Died on February 17th.