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Welcome to Pacific

Aug 12, 2013

Abed Alatif Abouel Joud is a web applications developer II in the Office of Information Technology.

Mike Becker has been hired as coordinator of athletics development and will begin his new role at Pacific on Tuesday, July 16. Reporting directly to Chris Lynn, assistant director of athletics for Annual Giving, Becker will oversee all athletics annual giving solicitations as well as the coordinate a variety of Athletic Department special events including local and regional booster golf tournaments, the Orange & Black Ball, the Hall of Fame & Honors Dinner and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Merit Luncheon. He also will provide assistance to each of Pacific's 16 intercollegiate athletics teams with team-specific fundraisers and special events.

Marianne Blackwell is the new executive director of estate and gift planning in University Development and Alumni Relations.

Blakely Goldberg is anew assistant coach for Women's Basketball in Athletics. 

Steven Hahn is the senior information systems analyst in the Office of Information Technology.

Ryan Jorden is the new Men's Soccer head coach. Jorden will start in mid-August and will restart a Pacific Men's Soccer program that has been dormant at the varsity level since 1985. The Tigers will play a non-conference schedule in 2014, and will fully join the West Coast Conference in 2015.

Rosa Montes is a new financial aid counselor I in the Office of Financial Aid.

Claudia Morain is the director of communications in the Office of Communications.

Elisa Orosco-Anders returned to Pacific as associate dean of students/student support services in Student Life effective August 5. Orosco-Anders earned her BS, MBA and EdD degrees at Pacific and brings extensive knowledge and passion for the Pacific student experience to her new position. In addition to her previous work at the University in Annual Giving and the School of Engineering and Computer Science, she brings a breadth of experience in student success achieved through her work with the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community College Chancellor's Office that will position her to make a strong contribution to  advising systems that support college to career outcomes and all aspects of enhancing student experience. Her office is located on the first floor of Hand Hall in Student Support Services.

Gavin Petersen will join the Pacific women's basketball staff as an assistant coach. Petersen comes to Pacific with 11 years of coaching experience at Hawai'i, Idaho and Idaho State.

Dwight Young is a new assistant men's basketball coach in Pacific Athletics. Young brings more than 17 years of experience as a basketball coach, trainer and program administrator within the Amateur Athletic Union.

Alyssa Wray is a payroll specialist in the Payroll Department in Business and Finance.

Notable Changes

Detwarn Buntun has been promoted to assistant director of admission in the Office of Enrollment.

Amanda Elrod has been promoted to assistant director of corporate and foundation relations in University Development and Alumni Relations.

Kitty Gilbert has transferred from the School of International Studies to the position of administrative assistant III in College of the Pacific.

Hnuhli Ly has been promoted to financial aid counselor II in Financial Aid.

Rosanne Martins' position has been reclassified as assistant director of athletic training in Athletics. 

Austin Ogan's position has been reclassified as administrative assistant I in Student Life.

Keith Sanpei has been promoted to assistant director of admission in the Office of Enrollment.

John Schroeder has transferred to the position of interim librarian in the University Library.

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