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Alex G. Spanos Tribute

Alex G. Spanos’ generosity helped transform University of the Pacific

People knew Alex G. Spanos ’48 as a passionately devoted family man whose business ventures flourished beyond imagination and as a man who gave selflessly of his time, experience and wealth. The University of the Pacific community also knew him as a beloved friend and son whose indelible imprint will live on.

A Stockton native and self-made billionaire, Mr. Spanos died Oct 9, 2018, the Los Angeles Chargers announced, following a long illness. He was 95.

“Alex Spanos’ success in business and his personal life deserves an immense amount of respect,” said Kevin Huber ’86, current chair of Pacific’s Board of Regents and president and CEO of Grupe Commercial Co. ’His level of success in business and life is rare, but his generosity to the Stockton community, and especially Pacific, is even more rare. As a Pacific student in the 1980s, I had a hint of what he meant to the university, but it was only after I graduated and continued to be involved with my alma mater that I could see the true impact that he and his family have had on Pacific. It’s rather incredible, really. His influence, and the ongoing influence of his family, will be felt at this university for generations to come.”


Alex Spanos and Pacific President with renderings of the future Spanos Center

Media Gallery
A collection of historical photographs and videos highlight the dedication and continuous involvement of Alex Spanos within the Pacific community.

Alex and Faye Spanos on Pacific's Stockton Campus

Legacy
Spanos’ passion for Pacific began as a student. His passion is threaded throughout the university and is reflected in a collection of articles.

Alex Spanos speaking at Pacific's Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Speech
Spanos delivered the keynote address at the 1984 Pacific Graduation Ceremony. His written speech and words of wisdom still have relevancy today.