Chris and Jean Callahan
About President Callahan

Christopher Callahan became the 26th president of University of the Pacific, California’s first university, on July 1, 2020. He is chief executive of a university that is ranked among the nation’s top 100 and No. 19 in the West, with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

2022

"University of the Pacific welcomes students on move-in day," The Record (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), August 23, 2022

"Pacific’s first group of College Corps fellows head out to help the community," Stocktonia (Stockton), August 19, 2022

"University of the Pacific's men's water polo will move to West Coast Conference in 2023," The Record (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 22, 2022

"$4 million gift from Pacific Dental Services CEO supports creation of unique health care collaborative at University of the Pacific," Aegis Dental Network, June 24, 2022 

"Lodi Unified, Pacific partnership creates free program for students," The Record (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), June 3, 2022

"Pete Carroll receives honorary degree at Pacific," Seahawks.com (Seattle), May 14, 2022.

"Pete Carroll receives honorary degree at UOP," KCRA 3 via Youtube (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 14, 2022

"Pacific Commencement photos, 2022," The Record (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 24, 2022

"University of the Pacific launches new nursing program," KOVR (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 24, 2022

"University of the Pacific cuts ribbon at new nursing, health sciences program," KXTV (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 24, 2022

"Pacific's student veterans housing project gets $1M gift," The Record (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 18, 2022

"Pacific to take part in college service program," Lodi News-Sentinel (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), January 22, 2022

2021

"Legendary NFL Coach and University of Pacific alumnus Pete Carroll to receive honorary doctoral degree," Sierra Sun-Times (Mariposa County), December 27, 2021

"10 Questions with University of the Pacific’s Chris Callahan: helping students and Stocktonians," The Record (Stockton), November 27, 2021

“University of the Pacific continues tradition of hosting Thanksgiving for students, staff,” FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 25, 2021

The Back Story: Hidden Treasures," Comstock’s Magazine (Sacramento), November 2021

“McGeorge School of Law receives $25 million gift,” National Jurist, October 25, 2021

"Pomp and pageantry: Christopher Callahan inaugurated as president of Pacific," The Record (Stockton), October 24, 2021

"University Of Pacific To Inaugurate New President On Wednesday," SF Gate (San Francisco), October 18, 2021

“University of the Pacific graduates have in-person ceremony after 2 years of online graduations,” FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), October 10, 2021

“Supes approve $2 million for San Joaquin General hiring amid vaccine rule concerns,” The Record (Stockton), September 29, 2021

“Status Check: University of the Pacific Reopens After Major Changes,” Comstock’s Magazine (Sacramento), Sept. 15, 2021

“Proud Pacific alumni cheer Tom Flores on during Pro Football Hall of Fame induction,” The Record (Stockton), August 9, 2021

“UOP Welcomes Back Students,” CBS13 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 17, 2021

President Chris Callahan discusses the challenges students faced during the pandemic, how he’s preparing for students to return this fall, and his vision for higher education moving forward,” Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), June 24, 2021

“University of the Pacific joins White House vaccination challenge,” The Record (Stockton), June 5, 2021

Unlocking the past: Forgotten safe yields treasure trove of Pacific artifacts,” The Record (Stockton), April 18, 2021

Unlocking The Past: Safe Found in UOP Basement Contains School’s Original Documents,” CBS13 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 26, 2021

Historic documents dating back to 1851 found in safe at UOP,” FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 26, 2021

“University of the Pacific is installing solar panels at 8 parking lots,” American School & University, February 4, 2021

“Tesla and University of the Pacific team up to generate more solar energy on campus,” FOX40 (Sacramento), February 3, 2021

Op-ed: In the wake of COVID, signs of hope across higher education,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2021 - Pacific President Christopher Callahan authored an op-ed looking at how Pacific and other U.S universities are successfully continuing their educational and service missions despite the challenges of COVID-19.

 

2020

UOP receives $175K grant from Hearst Foundations for remote learning,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 25, 2020

Pacific helps students feel more at home during holidays,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 25, 2020

UOP adapts Thanksgiving meal tradition for students stuck on campus during pandemic,” FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 25, 2020

'Let's give them a remembrance of Thanksgiving:' Pacific prepares special meal for students spending holiday on campus,” The Record (Stockton), November 25, 2020

“Positive Signs in Trying Times: University of the Pacific President Christopher Callahan on leading an educational institution during an unprecedented time,” Comstock’s Magazine (Sacramento), Sept. 2, 2020 

UOP's Fall Semester Plans,” Good Day Sacramento (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), August 21, 2020

President of the Pacific,” San Joaquin Magazine, August 1, 2020

“‘Here for the students’: Pacific’s new president eager to build on rich legacy,” The Record (Stockton), July 8, 2020

Christopher Callahan is the 26th president of California's first chartered university,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 1, 2020

“President of the Pacific: UOP looks forward to a bright future under guidance of a new president,” San Joaquin Magazine, June 2020

Fall classes at University of the Pacific,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), June 13, 2020 

“A new chapter in the Pacific story,” Contact Point (San Francisco), Spring 2020

Former ASU exec dishes on plan of action in preparation for new job as California university president,” Phoenix Business Journal, February 10, 2020

Incoming University of the Pacific president wants to change university’s ‘speed of play’,” Sacramento Business Journal (Sacramento), February 6, 2020

University of The Pacific President-Designate Christopher Callahan,” Capital Public Radio (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), January 28, 2020

 

2019

“A new leader for a new era,” Pacific Review (Stockton), December 2019 

“Cronkite Students Spend Thanksgiving Dinner with Dean Callahan – One Last Time,” Cronkite.ASU.edu (Phoenix), December 2, 2019

“Pacific names ‘truly visionary’ president,” The Record (Stockton), November 22, 2019

University of the Pacific names a new president,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 21, 2019

New president named today,” KCRA 3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 21, 2019

UOP finds president to bring ‘expansive vision’ to state’s oldest chartered university,” The Sacramento Bee, November 21, 2019

The founding dean of the Cronkite School is leaving,” KTAR-FM (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

ASU Cronkite school Dean Christopher Callahan to be next president of University of the Pacific,” ABC15 (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

University of the Pacific has named its next leader,” Capital Public Radio (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 21, 2019

“Founding Cronkite School dean named next president of University of the Pacific,” ASUNow.edu (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

Founding dean of Cronkite School named next president of University of the Pacific,” AZCentral.com (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

Founding dean of Cronkite School to be next president of California university,” The State Press (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

ASU Cronkite school Dean Christopher Callahan to be next president of University of the Pacific,” KNXV-TV (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

“Founding Cronkite School Dean Named Next President of University of the Pacific,” Cronkite.ASU.edu (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

“Pacific gets new president,” Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, CA), November 22, 2019 (Subscribers can read the story at Lodinews.com.)

Founding ASU journalism dean named president of California university,” Phoenix Business Journal (Phoenix), November 21, 2019

UOP Names Arizona State Journalism School Dean As New President,” Capital Public Radio (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), November 21, 2019

Cronkite School dean leaving to be president of California university,” KJZZ-FM (Phoenix), November 22, 2019

“Founding dean of Walter Cronkite School to say good-bye to ASU in June,” Downtown Devil (Phoenix), November 22, 2019

On the move at Banner Health, ASU, Rusing Lopez & Lizardi,” AZBigMedia.com (Phoenix), November 22, 2019

Transitions: New President Selected at U. of the Pacific, Interim Leader Named for U. of West Georgia,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 26, 2019

2022

Lee Skinner named new dean of College of the Pacific, September 22, 2022

Search Committee for Provost and Executive Vice President, September 14, 2022

Searches for Provost, Deans and Chief People Officer, July 29, 2022

Pacific to add Juneteenth as university holiday next year, June 12, 2022

Announcing the retirement of Provost Maria Pallavicini, May 20, 2022

Pacific Gives 2022 Video, April 28, 2022

Tufts University executive named Pacific CFO, March 9, 2022

Pacific Welcomes Its New Eberhardt School of Business Dean, March 6, 2022

President Callahan's message about Leading with Purpose campaign goal, January 18, 2022


2021

A Holiday Message from the Callahans, December 15, 2021

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving holiday, November 25, 2021

21 Questions with President Christopher Callahan, November 23, 2021

President Callahan's message about Pacific to vaccinate kids ages 5 and up at November clinics, November 5, 2021

President Callahan’s message to community about historic gift to McGeorge, October 12, 2021

President Callahan's message about Pacific's progress report on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, June 30, 2021

Scott Biedermann Named New Pacific Development VP, June 3, 2021 

President Callahan's message to community honoring George Floyd’s legacy, May 25, 2021 

UCLA Dean for Students Appointed Pacific VP for Student Life, April 30, 2021 

President Callahan's message to community on jury verdict in Derek Chauvin trial, April 20, 2021 

Harvey Mudd Leader Named Next Dean of Pacific’s Engineering School, April 12, 2021 

Pacific to hold remote graduation ceremonies in May, in-person commencements in October, March 18, 2021 

Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi joins Pacific as its inaugural vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion , March 16, 2021

Second quarterly report on Pacific's social justice and diversity initiatives, March 11, 2021 

Pacific outlines reopening plans for summer and fall, March 4, 2021 

A New Tradition for Fridays, January 7, 2021 


2020

Video holiday message from Chris and Jean Callahan, December 14, 2020 

Pacific To Continue Remote Teaching and Learning For Spring 2021, December 9, 2020 

First Quarterly Report On Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives, November 30, 2020 

A Thanksgiving Message, November 25, 2020 

Spring Semester 2021, October 8, 2020 

Addressing social justice issues at University of the Pacific, August 19, 2020 

Pacific announces new Vice President for Enrollment Management, August 18, 2020 

Covid and Fall Semester 2020, July 17, 2020 

Beginning Our Journey Of Innovation Together, July 6, 2020

2022

President Callahan's University Convocation Address, August 24, 2022 View the recording

President Callahan's University Welcome, August 22, 2022 View the recording

President Callahan's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Commencement Address, June 19, 2022 View the recording

President Callahan's School of Health Sciences Commencement Address, May 21, 2022 View the recording

President Callahan's University Commencement Address, May 14, 2022 View the recording

2021

Reflecting on the Ahmaud Arbery trial verdicts, November 24, 2021

President Christopher Callahan’s Inaugural Address, October 20, 2021

Regent Evan Dreyfuss ’86 Interviews President Callahan, May 13, 2021

Regent Nava Fathi ’95 Interviews President Callahan, April 27, 2021

A conversation with Author Matt de la Peña ’96, April 8, 2021

Regent Rick Fleming ’69 Interviews President Callahan, March 25, 2021

President Condemns Attacks on Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, March 19, 2021

A conversation with television producer and writer Marcie Spencer ’81, March 4, 2021

A conversation with President Emeritus Donald DeRosa, February 3, 2021

Op-ed: In the wake of COVID, signs of hope across higher education, San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2021 - Pacific President Christopher Callahan authored an op-ed looking at how Pacific and other U.S universities are successfully continuing their educational and service missions despite the challenges of COVID-19.

Attack on the Capitol, Facebook, Jan. 6, 2021

 

2020

A conversation with Regent Anne Milne ’78, December 11, 2020

A conversation with former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson ’62, November 11, 2020

A conversation with Executive VP & CIO of Metlife Inc. Steve Goulart ’80, November 9, 2020

A conversation with former President of Vionic Group Connie Rishwain ’79, October 19, 2020

A conversation with Pacific Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, September 30, 2020

A conversation with former Cisco CEO John Chambers, September 23, 2020

A conversation with former Mayor of Stockton Michael Tubbs, September 3, 2020

A conversation with former astronaut Jose Hernandez ’84 in first “Leading Voices” event, August 31, 2020

Statement on Immigration Lawsuit Against Federal Government, July 13, 2020

2022

Dinner with students at President’s residence, October 4, 2022

Open meeting with Benerd College faculty and staff, October 6, 2022

Monthly engagement with the Academic Council Executive Board (ACEB), October 6, 2022

Dinner with students at President’s residence, October 6, 2022

Leadership update to the Pacific Board of Regents Executive Committee, October 7, 2022

Dinner with students at President’s residence, October 11, 2022

Open meeting with Strategic Communications staff, October 12, 2022

Open meeting with McGeorge School of Law faculty and staff, October 13, 2022

23rd Annual Orange & Black Ball, October 14, 2022

Homecoming 2022, October 14-16, 2022 | Link to Event

Monthly virtual meeting with parents and families of current students, October 17, 2022

Engagement with the Staff Advisory Council Executive Board, October 18, 2022

Dinner with students at President’s residence, October 18, 2022

Open meeting with School of Engineering and Computer Science faculty and staff, October 20, 2022

Open meeting with the Department of Athletics staff, October 26, 2022

Open meeting with School of Health Sciences faculty and staff, October 26, 2022

Open meeting with Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy faculty and staff, October 28, 2022

Pacific Leadership Fall 2022 Book Club Event, November 1, 2022

Meeting of the Pacific Board of Regents, November 3-4, 2022

Monthly engagement with the Academic Council Executive Board (ACEB), November 3, 2022

Dinner with the Academic Council Executive Board (ACEB), November 10, 2022

Monthly virtual meeting with parents and families of current students, November 14, 2022

Open meeting with Pacific Technology staff, November 17, 2022

Open meeting with the Division of Student Life staff, November 17, 2022

West Coast Conference (WCC) Presidents’ Council meeting, November 18, 2022

Open meeting with the Division of Budget & Finance staff, November 21, 2022

Open meeting with the Division of Business Operations staff, November 29, 2022

Open meeting with Conservatory of Music faculty and staff, December 1, 2022

Monthly engagement with the Academic Council Executive Board (ACEB), December 1, 2022

Leadership update to the Pacific Board of Regents Executive Committee, December 2, 2022

Open meeting with Development and Alumni Relations staff, December 5, 2022

Holiday Open House, December 8, 2022

Open meeting with Enrollment Strategy staff, December 9, 2022

Monthly virtual meeting with parents and families of current students, December 12, 2022

Cookies and Finals: Presidential Late-Night Library Visits, December 12-15, 2022

Emeriti Faculty Holiday Party, December 14, 2022

RECENT EVENTS

Open meeting with Academic Affairs staff, September 27, 2022

Valley Vision board retreat, September 23, 2022

Open meeting with College of the Pacific faculty and staff, September 22, 2022

Monthly virtual meeting with parents and families of current students, September 19, 2022 Link to Event

State of the University address for 2022-23, September 8, 2022

Pacific hosts the Business Council of San Joaquin featuring new Eberhardt School of Business Dean, Charles Moses, September 7, 2022

Monthly engagement with the Academic Council Executive Board (ACEB), September 1, 2022

Back to School event for the Conservatory of Music, September 1, 2022

Welcome back barbecue for Pacific Athletics, August 29, 2022

Presidential report for the Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors, August 27, 2022

First Pacific Friday of the new academic year, August 26, 2022 | Link to Event

Open meeting with Eberhardt School of Business faculty and staff, August 25, 2022 | Link to Event

Connect with the Callahans student events during Week of Welcome, August 24-25, 2022 | Link to Event

New Student Convocation, August 24, 2022

Closing event for parents and families during New Student Orientation, August 23, 2022

Our Pacific: Community Building Through Storytelling during New Student Orientation, August 23, 2022

University Welcome to kick off New Student Orientation, August 22, 2022

Welcome and hosted breakfast for annual New Faculty Orientation, August 22, 2022

President’s receptions with parents and families during move-in weekend, August 20-21, 2022 | Link to Event

Welcome and Induction Ceremony of the Pacific College Corps, August 19, 2022

Pacific Leadership Welcome Back Happy Hour, August 17, 2022

Welcome back ice cream social of the Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C.), August 15, 2022

Retreat and meeting of the Pacific Board of Regents, August 11-12, 2022

Summer Splash to welcome new student orientation leaders and RAs, August 8, 2022

Regent Liaison Orientation of the Pacific Board of Regents, August 8, 2022

Monthly virtual meeting with parents and families of entering students, August 2, 2022

White Coat Ceremony of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, July 23, 2022 | Link to Event

Leadership update to the Pacific Board of Regents Executive Committee, July 15, 2022

New Regent Orientation of the Pacific Board of Regents, July 14, 2022

Scholarship Ceremony of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, July 12, 2022 | Link to Event

Closing ceremony of the inaugural Pacific High School Summer Institute, July 1, 2022

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Contact

President Christopher Callahan
Anderson Hall
209.946.2222
president@pacific.edu

The First Lady

Jean Callahan is the first lady of University of the Pacific. 

Jean Callahan