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. 18 in the West, with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

2021

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

 

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 

Social Justice Issues, 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

 

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

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Contact

President Christopher Callahan
Anderson Hall
209.946.2222
president@pacific.edu

Events

The First Lady

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

Jean Callahan