Patrick Day is currently Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He begins his new role at Pacific on August 1, 2013.
University of the Pacific appoints Patrick Day Vice President for Student Life
University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck today announced the appointment of Patrick K. Day as Vice President for Student Life. Day is currently Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He will lead Pacific's Division of Student Life, which includes a wide range of student-support services such as student organizations, diversity, housing and dining, advising, public safety, career services, health and wellness and many others. He begins his new role at Pacific on August 1, 2013.
"Our national reputation in whole-student learning and student programs enabled us to draw exceptional candidates in this search," said Eibeck. "I enthusiastically welcome Patrick Day to our leadership team. He is the perfect person to build on Pacific's strong foundation in co-curricular learning and student success."
Day will succeed Elizabeth Griego, who announced her intent to retire in July 2013. Griego has been Vice President since 2006.
"It is an honor to follow a national leader like Elizabeth Griego, who has built a strong group of dedicated professionals who have done a superb job supporting student success," said Day. "Pacific students are truly amazing and I can't wait to work with them and the faculty to create an even more powerful learning experience."
As Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UMass Boston, Day serves as the chief student affairs officer for the 16,000 students at New England's most culturally diverse university. He has led the effort to transform UMass Boston from a commuter school to a 24/7 residential campus culture, and has increased the University's infrastructure in student learning and assessment, programming, policies and staffing. Day has also worked to increase partnerships with the University's academic departments. In addition to his role at the university, Day chairs the James A. Scott Academy Board of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), serving the professional development needs of chief student affairs officers internationally. He also chairs the board of Beacon Academy, an innovative school for urban students in Boston, and serves on the board of Bottom Line, a nonprofit in Boston and New York increasing access and graduation from college for urban students.
Prior to UMass Boston, Day held student affairs positions at Temple University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Texas Tech University. He holds a bachelor's degree in education and social policy from Northwestern University, and a master's in education from Texas Tech.
At Pacific, Day will oversee 110 full-time and 42 part-time staff and a budget of $30 million. The division is responsible for 24 student-support offices including Health and Counseling; Student Support Services; Multi-faith Chaplaincy Services; Leadership Development; Housing and Greek Life; Dining Services; the Career Resource Center; the Center for Community Involvement; Educational Equity Programs; Multicultural Affairs; the Pacific Women's Center; Services for Student Disabilities; Student Activities and the Associated Students of University of the Pacific (ASUoP); Recreation Services; New Student & Family Programs; Student Conduct and Community Standards; and Public Safety. Pacific's Division of Student Life operates several signature student programs including the OneWord program and the MOVE (Mountains, Ocean, Valley Experience) immersion program for incoming students.