University of the Pacific is part of an ongoing conversation with the local leaders who are actively engaged in identifying and addressing the region's needs.
Through the Beyond Our Gates Community Council, President Pamela Eibeck has brought together a dynamic group of individuals representing the education, business, law, government, nonprofit, arts, faith and media fields to help envision and structure Pacific's continued community-engagement priorities. The advisory body hopes to devise strategies for aligning the community's resources toward improving the quality of life in San Joaquin County.
The Beyond Our Gates Community Council meets several times each year, and currently is working to develop new initiatives in the area of education. Through the work of the council and other community partners, San Joaquin County has been designated a "Grad Nation Community," part of a national effort to end the country's high school dropout crisis.