The Board of Regents of University of the Pacific is entrusted with final responsibility for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the University. It selects the President, approves the purposes of the University, and ensures provision of adequate resources to support the University. The Board protects the University from external pressures antithetical to academic freedom and to University autonomy or integrity.

The Board of Regents comprises a diverse set of experts from business, education, law and other fields. Many Regents are graduates of University of the Pacific. The board has up to 35 members and strives to include graduates of all three campuses and professional schools.

Regents serve three-year terms and can be reappointed twice, for a total allowable three consecutive terms. Nominations for new Regents are made by the board's Committee on Regents, which seeks a breadth of professional, educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds. As with most nonprofit higher education institutions, board membership is a volunteer position. At Pacific, Regents pay for their own travel, lodging and other expenses to attend University meetings and events.

To strengthen University relationships, the chair and chair-elect of the Academic Council, the president and president-elect of the Pacific Alumni Association and the president of the Associated Students of University of the Pacific (AsUOP) are recognized as liaison representatives to the Board of Regents and are invited to represent their constituencies at Regents meetings. Liaisons are ex-officio without vote and may not grant substitution by proxy or otherwise.

The board meets four times each academic year, once on each of Pacific's campuses in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento. As a private university, Pacific does not open its meetings to the public.

 

Officers of the Board of Regents

Chair
Norman E. Allen

Chief Revenue Officer
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
San Francisco, CA

Vice Chair
Gary M. Mitchell

President
Mitchell and Mitchell Insurance Agency
Novato, CA

Secretary
Andrea Lynn Hoch

Associate Justice
California Court of Appeals
Sacramento, CA

Treasurer
Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt

VP/Director of Community Banking
Bank of Stockton
Stockton, CA

Members of the Board of Regents

Randall Bass
Vice President for Strategic Education & Professor
Georgetown University 
Washington, D.C.

Ronald A. Berberian
Chairman/President
BAC Community Bank
Stockton, CA

Charles P. Berolzheimer
Chairman and CEO
California Cedar Products Co.
Stockton, CA

Christopher Callahan
President
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Virginia Chan
President
Covina Pharmacy
Claremont, CA

Ali Dashti
Vice-Chairman & CEO
KGL Logistics
Kuwait

Paul Dassenko
Chief Executive Officer and President
Risk Transfer Underwriting, Inc.
New York, New York

Evan Dreyfuss
Portfolio Manager
RMB Capital
Skaneateles, NY

Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt
VP/Director of Community Banking
Bank of Stockton
Stockton, CA

Nava Fathi
Endodontist/Owner
Samaritan Endodontics
San Jose, CA

Richard HFleming
Retired Executive Vice President & CFO
USG Corporation
Chicago, IL

Corwin N. Harper
Senior Vice President / Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Modesto, CA

Andrea Lynn Hoch
Associate Justice
California Court of Appeals
Sacramento, CA

Scott Liggett
Founder/Executive Producer
Shatner  Universe LLC
No. Hollywood, CA

Anne Milne
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
New York, NY

Gary M. Mitchell
President
Mitchell and Mitchell Insurance Agency
Novato, CA

Constance X. Rishwain
Retired Executive
Santa Barbara, CA

Leticia Robles
President
Pacific Homecare Services
Stockton, CA 

Donald HShalvey
CEO
San Joaquin A+
Linden, CA

Janet Y. Spears
Chief Executive Officer
Metta Fund
San Francisco, CA

Susanne T. Stirling
Vice President of International Affairs
California Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento, CA

Bo Yu
Managing Director
Jupiter Time LLC
Saratoga, CA

Eve Zimmerman
Retired Tennis Touring Pro and Pharmaceutical Sales
Boca Raton, FL