Presidential Listening Campaign
In my first year in office, I wanted to learn as much as possible about University of the Pacific. To that end I launched an extensive listening campaign, meeting with students, staff and faculty across the University. I also connected with alumni in Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Washington, DC. Then, in December, we kicked-off of the "Beyond Our Gates...Into the Community" initiative, which extended the listening campaign into the community. "Beyond Our Gates" was a series of carefully crafted community forums that allowed us to hear our community's needs and goals. At six different sites across the region, we covered the topics that matter most to our region: healthcare, the economy, energy & the environment, education, diversity, and arts & culture. Feedback from these forums will help us forge new and meaningful partnerships between Pacific and our region.