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Graduate School
209.932.3297
gradschool@pacific.edu

University of the Pacific
Knoles Hall 2nd Floor, Room 211
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA, 95211

Meet the Team

Meet the Dean

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Thomas Naehr
Responsible for oversight and management of the Graduate School. Collaborates with University academic leadership, faculty, enrollment management, and finance to support new and existing graduate programs across three campuses.

Thomas Naehr, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School
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Olivia Nash
Provides leadership and management for admission operations, recruitment strategy, marketing efforts, and graduate student support services.

Olivia Nash
Assistant Dean
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E.Ann Sica
Serves as budget manager and provides administrative support for the Graduate School. Responsible for project and event management including the Graduate Assistantship Program.

E.Ann Sica
Project Support Specialist
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Elena Dueñas
Serves as a liaison for students involved in Sacramento graduate programs. Responsible for organizing orientation, student development workshops, and editing and approving thesis and dissertation submissions. Collaborates with other units to ensure a climate of engagement and success for graduate students.

Elena Dueñas
Graduate Services Specialist - Sacramento
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Stephanie Ortiz
Serves as a liaison for graduate students in San Francisco. Responsible for organizing orientation, student development workshops, and editing and approving thesis and dissertation submissions. Collaborates with other units to ensure a climate of engagement and success for graduate students.

Stephanie Ortiz
Graduate Services Specialist - San Francisco
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Sangeeta Jha
Serves as a liaison for graduate students in Stockton. Responsible for organizing orientation, student development workshops, and editing and approving thesis and dissertation submissions. Collaborates with other units to ensure a climate of engagement and success for graduate students.

Sangeeta Jha
Graduate Services Specialist - Stockton
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Emilia Briceño Lopez
Leads the admission operations team within the Office of Graduate Admission & Recruitment. Provides direct applicant and faculty support during admission processes; as well as support in processing, auditing, maintaining and updating admission records.

Emilia Briceño Lopez
Graduate Admission Records Lead
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Laura Orosco
Provides support to the Office of Graduate Admission & Recruitment in processing, auditing, maintaining, and updating admission records. Serves as first point of contact for prospective graduate students.

Laura Orosco
Records Coordinator I
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Keith DeVaul
Responsible for the effective management of data operations, development of enrollment-related reports & analysis. Serves as the department lead for enrollment management systems support and graduate admission technical support.

Keith DeVaul
Operations Specialist
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Evan Blair
Responsible for recruiting and advising students interested in Pacific graduate programs. Plans and executes recruitment events to seek out and engage prospective students. Collaborates with faculty and program managers on recruitment and admission activities and systems.

Evan Blair
Asst Director, Graduate Admission & Recruitment
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Myrna Barrera-Torres
Coordinates marketing efforts such as e-communications, design of program materials, social media, and web design for graduate admission and recruitment.

Myrna Barrera-Torres
Asst Director, Recruitment & Marketing
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