Randy Hayashi and Doug Eberhardt Appointed to Pacific’s Board of Regents
Two San Joaquin Valley residents - Dr. Randy Hayashi and Doug Eberhardt - were appointed to University of the Pacific's Board of Regents. Their three-year-terms will start July 1, 2010. This is the first time on the board for Hayashi. Eberhardt has previously served as a regent.
As members of the Board, the two will help guide Pacific's mission, finances and overall management. The University of the Pacific Board of Regents is responsible for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the University. It selects the President, approves the mission of the University, and oversees the budget. In addition, the Board protects the University from external pressures that could interfere with academic freedom or to University autonomy or integrity.
"Dr. Hayashi and Mr. Eberhardt are strong leaders in the community and in their professions, and they have both demonstrated a lifelong commitment to Pacific," said Pamela A. Eibeck, President of the University. "Their business acumen and professional experience will benefit the University as we set forth our vision for the next century."
Hayashi is a Modesto dentist with a bachelor's degree in biology from Pacific's College of the Pacific in Stockton and a doctorate in dentistry from Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
He has been extremely involved with Pacific and other local organizations for many years. He served on the Presidential Search Committee last year, is a past president of the Pacific Alumni Association, served on Pacific's National Commission in 2000, was co-chair of the Alumni Center Campaign Committee in 2004, was a Pacific Fund panel member in 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the Alumni House Committee. He has also been a member of Pacific Tiger's Athletics Association for many years.
Outside of Pacific, he has been an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Stanislaus Dental Society where he has served as President, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. His philanthropic activities include serving on the Board of Directors for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Stanislaus County and is a founding supporter of the Gallo Center for the Arts and the State Theatre in Modesto.
Eberhardt holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business. He served as a Board of Regents member from 2000-2009, on Pacific's National Commission in 2000, and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 for his participation on the 1956 championship water polo team.
He currently is President and CEO of Bank of Stockton, headquartered in Stockton, with $2 billion in assets and 17 branches. He is the eighth president in the bank's 143 year history. His community activities have included membership on the Business Council, serving on the Central Parking District Board of Directors, serving as vice chair of the San Joaquin Partnership and serving on the Haggin Museum's Executive Board. He also is a member of several well-known community service organizations, including the Bohemian Club, Commercial Exchange Club, Yosemite Club, and Stockton Rotary, to name a few.
In 2008, Eberhardt received the Steve Nelson Sportsman of the Year Award in San Francisco. In 2007, he received the Central Valley Association of Realtors' and the Stockton Chamber of Commerce's Stocktonian of the Year award for his support of numerous philanthropic endeavors in the city of Stockton, and he is the third member of his family to earn this recognition. He was also honored in 2005 by Goodwill Industries with the Helping Hands Award for his dedication and philanthropic giving to the Stockton community.
Regents serve three-year terms and are not allowed to serve more than three consecutive terms. Prior regents are eligible for reappointment after at least one year from the end of their previous service.