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New employees and notable changes | April 2019

Apr 4, 2019

Academic Division

David Vang is a new research assistant in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Lesley Hutchinson is a new institutional research analyst in Planning and Institutional Research.  

Business and Finance

Debby Fee was promoted to student loan collections specialist in Student Business Services.

Gina Fletcher was promoted to student business services lead/trainer in Student Business Services.

Janet Gonzalez-Anaya was promoted to human resources representative in Human Resources.

Caitlin Smith is a new student business services specialist in Student Business Services.

Pa Yang was promoted to Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity compliance analyst in Human Resources.  

Development and Alumni Relations

Louis PonickLouis Ponick is the new assistant dean for development in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, effective April 1. Ponick will be responsible for major donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitations for the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Ponick has 15 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience. Prior to joining Pacific, he was the national director for major and planned gifts for six years for an international charity, where he grew their annual major gift revenues from $8 to $14 million.

Enrollment Management

Keith DeVaul was promoted to graduate admission recruitment operations specialist in Graduate Enrollment/Recruiting.

Katjana Wurschum is a new graduate admission counselor in McGeorge School of Law Admissions.  

President's Division

Katherine Hoekman is a new assistant coach for women's volleyball in Pacific Athletics. Hoekman had accepted an assistant coach position with the Tigers after serving last season as an assistant with the Tarleton State's beach and indoor volleyball programs. There she helped the Texans indoor program to an NCAA Elite Eight finish. Prior to Tarleton State, Hoekman served as a graduate assistant for the TCU beach and indoor volleyball teams.

Student Life

Kelbe Agbor is a new patrol officer in Public Safety on the San Francisco Campus.

Laura SteedLaura Steed has accepted the position of director of Religious and Spiritual Life effective April 1. Steed came to Pacific in 2014 to serve as associate multi-faith chaplain, and for the past nine months has served as interim director of Religious and Spiritual Life. She brings a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to her new position. Throughout her time at Pacific, Steed has provided counseling, guidance and leadership to our students while significantly contributing to and impacting the operations and management of Morris Chapel. Additionally, she has championed and led community outreach. Her productivity, innovation and strong bond with our students has resulted in increased programming and attention to our diverse populations.    

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