D. Kirkwood Bowman elected to Pacific Board of Regents in August
Pacific Alumnus D. Kirkwood Bowman Elected to Pacific Board of RegentsD. Kirkwood (Kirk) Bowman, a 1962 graduate of University of the Pacific, was re-elected to the University’s Board of Regents following a three-year hiatus. The election took place Aug. 19 during the board’s meeting in Sacramento.
Bowman's new term, to begin August 2013, will build on his long record of support of the University, which includes serving as a regent from 2001 to 2010. His new term will be for three years.
"Kirk has deep experience in the stewardship of educational development efforts, and an intimate knowledge of Pacific's values and mission," said Board Chair Kathleen Lagorio Janssen. "His decade of previous service on the Board, together with his exceptionally rich background in investment management, make him an invaluable asset to the University as it strives to further strengthen and unite its three campuses to deliver an unparalleled educational experience for its students."
After receiving his BA in International Relations from College of the Pacific, Bowman earned an MBA at UC Berkeley and embarked on a career in investment banking and venture capital fund management. He served as managing director of Hambrecht & Quist, a San Francisco-based investment bank that was an early player in the technology and internet sectors. Bowman also co-founded and served as general partner of Inman & Bowman and was the owner of Bowman Venture Management. He continues to serve on the advisory boards of several venture capital funds.
In addition to his previous service on University of the Pacific's Board of Regents, Bowman has served as chair of the University's Investment Committee. As a member of the 2009 Presidential Search Committee, he helped to select Pacific's 24th president, Pamela A. Eibeck. His contributions to the University also include serving as a member of the advisory board of the School of International Studies.
Bowman and his wife, Laura Bowman, who attended Pacific and later graduated from UC Berkeley in 1965, currently live in Healdsburg.
University of the Pacific Board of Regents
The Board of Regents of University of the Pacific is entrusted with final responsibility for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the University. It selects the President, approves the purposes of the University, and ensures provision of adequate resources to support the University. The Board protects the University from external pressures antithetical to academic freedom and to University autonomy or integrity.
The Board of Regents comprises a diverse set of experts from business, education, law and other fields, including many graduates of University of the Pacific. The board has up to 33 members and strives to include graduates of all three campuses and professional schools. Nominations for new Regents are made by the board's Committee on Regents, which seeks a breadth of professional, educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds. As with most nonprofit higher education institutions, board membership is a volunteer position. At Pacific, Regents pay for their own travel, lodging and other expenses to attend University meetings and events.
The board meets four times each academic year, at each of Pacific's campuses in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento.