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Craig Yarborough moving to University Alumni Relations

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is pleased to welcome Craig Yarborough '77, '80, '99 to an expanded role that will help develop engagement activities for alumni at all three campuses of University of the Pacific.
Jun 24, 2013

Yarborough, the associate dean for institutional advancement at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, will be bringing his deep knowledge of Pacific to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations when he assumes the role of Director of Engagement, Three-City Emphasis, on July 1.

In addition to this new role, he will continue to lead the institutional advancement initiatives at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, working closely with teams in development, communications, continuing education, alumni relations and community engagement.

"Dr. Yarborough's experience working with alumni and donors at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will be invaluable as we work to engage a greater number of alumni with the University and its students," said Burnie Atterbury, vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations. 

"Dr. Yarborough's deep and long-standing commitment to Pacific has greatly contributed to the success of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and it will be a strong asset with alumni outreach efforts," said Patrick Ferrillo, the school's dean. "This will be a tremendous gain for the entire University." 

Yarborough, who earned a bachelor's degree, DDS and an MBA from Pacific, spent 13 years in private dentistry practice in Lodi and joined the School of Dentistry as a full-time faculty member and administrator in 1993.

Working with the Alumni Relations team, Yarborough will focus on developing a comprehensive outreach and engagement program across the entire University. He will be the liaison between the Pacific Alumni Association Boards of Directors and the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association, Arthur A. Dugoni Alumni Association and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology. His time will be divided between the San Francisco and Stockton campuses. 

"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Yarborough in this capacity, and we enthusiastically welcome him to our team," said Bill Coen, assistant vice president of Alumni Relations. "We are indeed fortunate to be able to leverage Craig's experience at the dental school to serve the entire University."   

Yarborough is a past president of the Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association and a recipient of its Medallion of Distinction Award in 2005. He also served on the board of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation, the dental school's fundraising board that is in the midst of a capital campaign to support a new San Francisco campus. In 2006, Pacific Dugoni finished a $65.7 million campaign, the largest ever for a U.S. dental school.