Beyond Our Gates Community Council
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 Beyond Our Gates Community Council meets quarterly and has developed a strategic plan to increase the number of local children who are strong readers by the time they leave third grade, a critical educational benchmark.
Through the work of the council, San Joaquin County has been designated a national Pacesetter in the area of early literacy, as well as a Grad Nation Community, in recognition of efforts to end the country's high school dropout crisis.