Inspiring Vision

University of the Pacific is poised for an incredible future. Following our bold strategic plan, Pacific 2020, we are strengthening our University and working to improve our students' success.

I invite you to take a moment to review the major initiatives and accomplishments of the past fiscal year by clicking through our online album of stories and photos. I also encourage you to read Vice President Patrick D. Cavanaugh's letter describing the University's financial strength and stability. The tremendous gains we have seen in philanthropy, particularly a $125 million gift from the estate of former regents Jeannette and Robert Powell, position us to take full advantage of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Our vision for University of the Pacific is to become known as the best teaching-focused university in California - the first choice for talented students who want excellent programs, close working relationships with faculty, a challenging but supportive learning environment, and an exciting future after graduation. 

 As we celebrate our current successes and work to shape Pacific's future, there is no better time to be part of the Pacific family. Thank you for being part of the vision.

President Eibeck's Signature
Pamela A. Eibeck, PhD
President 

University of the Pacific - NEW SF CAMPUS

Accomplishments

New San Francisco Campus Takes Shape
The new home of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific's soon-to-open downtown San Francisco campus will include flexible learning environments, research spaces, and state-of-the-art labs, as well as expansion space to house new University of the Pacific academic programs. [ Read full story  ]

Focusing on Our Future
The President's Focusing on Our Future Initiative challenges each academic program and administrative unit at the University to reflect on its effectiveness and alignment with Pacific's mission and strategic vision. [ more ]

New Degree Programs in Law and Accounting
Responding to changing industry needs and trends, McGeorge School of Law launched an accelerated Master of Science in Law degree and the Eberhardt School of Business introduced new undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting. [ more ]

Returning Home to the WCC 
A new era dawns in Pacific Athletics with its return to the West Coast Conference. The Tigers will field teams in 10 of the conference's 14 sports. [ more ] 

To read more about Pacific's accomplishments, click here.

Dave Brubeck Class of '42

Alumni

Remembering Dave Brubeck '42 - A Jazz Legend 
Pacific said farewell to beloved alumnus and jazz icon Dave Brubeck '42, who passed away Dec. 5, 2012. His wife Iola '45 was honored with a Brubeck Institute endowment in her name. [ more ] 

Arguing Prop 8
A McGeorge School of Law professor and two alumni were front and center at a U.S. Supreme Court hearing of a landmark same-sex marriage case. [ more ] 

Regent Ron Redmond '66 Gives Lead Gift for San Francisco Campus
A leadership gift of $5 million toward the creation of Pacific's new San Francisco campus given by Pacific Regent and alumnus Ron Redmond '66 and his wife, Margaret, honors and advances Pacific's vision.  [ more ] 

Pacific Honors Former Japanese Americans Students
The University bestowed honorary degrees to seven former students who were forced to leave the University in 1942 when Executive Order 9066 led to the internment of thousands of people of Japanese ancestry. [ more ] 

Pacific Athletics

Athletics

March Madness Hits Pacific
Men's basketball ended its run in the Big West Conference on a high note by winning the regular season title and making the team's ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. [ more ]

Women's Basketball Celebrates Record Season  
Big West Coach of the Year Lynne Roberts led the Pacific women's basketball team to a season record 20 wins, seizing the Big West Conference Title and earning an automatic bid to the Women's National Invitational Tournament. [ more ]

A Champion Swing for Men's Golf
For the second time in program history, Pacific men's golf brought home the Big West Championship title. Sophomore Eric Sugimoto '15 also took the individual title. [ more ]

Men's Water Polo Player Honored with National Award
Standout water polo player Balazs Erdelyi '14 is the first Pacifican to receive the Cutino Award, an annual award recognizing the nation's most outstanding collegiate water polo player. [ more ] 

Ron Verlin Named Head Coach for Men's Basketball
Ron Verlin was named new head coach for men's basketball as Pacific bid farewell to retiring head coach Bob Thomason. [ more ]

Powell Gift

Powell Gift

A Transformative Gift 
University of the Pacific Regent and benefactor Jeannette Powell passed away in December 2012.   She and her late husband, Robert, were actively involved in Pacific and founded the Powell Scholars Program, the University's premier merit scholarship program.

The Powells bestowed an estimated $125 million from their estate to Pacific, the largest gift in the university's 162-year history and among the biggest single bequests to any institution of higher education in the United States.  [ more ]