Gary Mitchell is one of three regents recenly elected to Pacific's Board of Regents. He will start his term July 1.

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From the Presidents Office

Three Regents Elected to Board

by Patrick GiblinMay 21, 2012

Two new members were elected and a third was re-elected to University of the Pacific's Board of Regents last month. All three will join the board on July 1.

Joining the board are Richard H. Fleming '69 and Gary Mitchell.  Hayne Moyer '75 was re-elected after serving one year off the board. The board's bylaws require regents to spend at least one year off the board after serving three consecutive three-year terms.  In addition, Ron Berberian and Susanne Stirling, both of whom were elected to the Board in January of this year, will also be joining the Board effective July 1.

"I am pleased that Richard Fleming, Gary Mitchell and Hayne Moyer will be joining the board this summer, as all three have strong connections to Pacific and understand the mission of the University," said Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, chair of the Board of Regents. "All three are strong leaders in their respective fields and will contribute to finding new and creative ways to serve the students."

Richard FlemingFleming graduated with a bachelor's in economics from The College of the Pacific and later earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is the recently retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of USG Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems. He also serves as a director and chair of the audit committee of Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling systems and services that makes hoists, crane components and rigging materials.

His community service work includes serving as vice president and trustee for the USG Foundation, Inc., which supports numerous non-profit organizations in communities where USG Corporation has facilities, and as a director of UCAN, a large Illinois not-for-profit child welfare agency. Fleming also is a director of the Museum of Broadcast Communications and a past chair of the board of the Child Welfare League of America.  At Pacific, Fleming was named an Alumni Fellow in 1990.

Mitchell is president of Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance Agency, in Novato, CA which specializes in serving the dental community. The company was founded by his father but Mitchell purchased it in 1997 after his father retired. Before entering the family business, Mitchell served six years in the United States Air Force, where he was a navigator and bombardier assigned to the nation's B-52 fleet.

Outside of his business, Mitchell has served as board president of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation since 2007. He also serves as co-chair of Pacific's Northern California Leadership Gift Committee, which is committed to raising money for Pacific's new building in San Francisco.

Hayne MoyerMoyer recently retired after practicing law for 36 years in Sacramento. He specialized in business, banking, and bankruptcy litigation for the firm of Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard in Sacramento, and prior to that for Moyer, Parshall and Tweedy, LLC. He previously was a regent from 2002 to 2011. Hayne is a member of the Powell Advisory Board and a Trustee of the Robert C. & Jeannette Powell Trust.

Moyer graduated from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and has a daughter who graduated from the Benerd School of Education. He is past president of the Pacific McGeorge Alumni Board and the Pacific McGeorge Alumni Mentor Program, and a founding member of the Pacific McGeorge Dean's Council Donor Group. In 2007, he was honored with a lifetime leadership award at the annual Pacific McGeorge Gala.

The University of the Pacific Board of Regents is entrusted with final responsibility for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the University. It selects the President, approves the mission of the University, and ensures provision of adequate resources to support the University. In addition, the Board protects the University from external pressures antithetical to academic freedom and to University autonomy or integrity.

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