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Two Elected to University Board of Regents at April Board Meeting

One new member was elected and a second was re-elected the Pacific Board of Regents last month. Both will join the board on July 1.
May 10, 2013

Joining the board are Rev. Kathleen McShane and Dr. Ron Redmond '66. Redmond was re-elected to the board after a one-year hiatus. Both were elected to three-year terms at the recent Board of Regents meeting held in Sacramento.

"Kathi McShane and Ron Redmond will be invaluable members of the University of the Pacific Board of Regents," said Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, chair of the Board of Regents. "Both have been champions of philanthropy, advancement and service in their careers and lives, and we welcome their leadership as we strive to make the University even stronger and find new ways to best serve our students."

Rev. Kathleen McShane

Rev. McShane is vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Commission on Strategic Direction at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. She returned as vice president of Institutional Advancement, a position she previously held from 1998 to 2002, after serving eight years as a United Methodist pastor at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, Calif., and First United Methodist Church in Sacramento. In her current post, she oversees fundraising, alumni relations and marketing and communications for the Pacific School of Religion.

Rev. McShane holds a BA summa cum laude in Public Service/Political Science from U.C. Davis, a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley and an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion. She has been active in various professional and charitable organizations, including serving as vice chair and chair of the board of ordained ministry for the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving on the presidential search committee and the board of trustees for Pacific School of Religion and on the board of directors for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity.

Dr. Ron Redmond

Dr. Redmond is a 1966 graduate of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with a successful orthodontics practice in San Clemente, Calif. He served on the University Board of Regents from 2004 to 2012, where he chaired the Advancement Committee. The board's bylaws require regents to spend at least one year off the board after serving three consecutive three-year terms.

He is a former president of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation, the dental school's fundraising arm, of which he was a member for nearly 20 years. He chaired the dental school's Commitment to Excellence campaign, which raised more than $65 million. Dr. Redmond is the co-chair for the $40 million campaign to relocate the dental school to its new campus in the SOMA district of San Francisco.

He and his wife Margaret, a retired elementary school teacher, have been married for more than 50 years.  They have three children, one daughter and two sons. Their sons, William '93 and M. John '97 are both alumni of the Dugoni School of Dentistry and are in practice with their father.

The Redmonds have been strong financial supporters of University of the Pacific. Most recently, they made a leadership gift of $5 million for the creation of Pacific's new San Francisco campus, the largest gift ever to the dental school. They have also supported many other California arts, cultural and educational organizations.

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. For more information about the Board, visit http://www.pacific.edu/About-Pacific/AdministrationOffices/Board-of-Regents-.html