Pepperdine University Names Two New Members to Board of Regents, Appoints New Life Regent

December 8, 2015  | 1 min read

Pepperdine University added two new members to its Board of Regents, the governing board of the University, and appointed Russell Ray as a Life Member of the Board of Regents.

RACHELLE (SHELLE) ENSIO is a resident of Tucson, Arizona. She received her
BS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for General Electric as a U.S. Navy programs design engineer.

JAY WELKER is the president of Wells Fargo Bank’s Private Bank and Wealth Management Group, overseeing $340 billion in client assets and 10,000 team members focused on providing comprehensive wealth management services to individuals, families, and foundations. Welker also serves as the chair of Wells Fargo’s Ethics Committee and the Wealth Management Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

RUSSELL RAY was appointed a Life Member of the Board of Regents. He was first elected to Pepperdine’s Board of Regents in 1990. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Occidental College and served in the U.S. Air Force as a commissioned officer in the Strategic Air Command. He has had a long and distinguished career in the aviation and aerospace industry, most notably
as president and chief executive officer of Pacific Southwest Airlines, Pan American World Airways, and World Airways, where he served as chair, president, and chief executive officer until his retirement in 1998.