University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
The majority of students and the Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

The Position

A unique opportunity to serve at an extraordinary time in Pacific’s history. Pacific is seeking a flexible, forward-thinking change agent to join the university’s momentous trajectory. President Christopher Callahan, appointed July 1, 2020, is accelerating his vision to lead change, sustain values in community engagement, inclusion and civility and commit to a student-centered education. He will soon appoint an inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to work directly with him and his cabinet to deepen the university’s commitment to its constituents.

With over a decade of service at Pacific as provost, Maria Pallavicini led the expansion of Pacific’s academic programs across campuses three of the largest cities in Northern California, including the establishment of a new School of Health Sciences while she served as Interim President during the 2019–20 academic year. Provost Pallavicini has partnered with Chris Ferguson, a nationally regarded expert in enrollment growth and recently appointed vice president for enrollment management, to lead the search for Pacific’s University Registrar.

Serving as an integral member of the provost’s leadership team, the university registrar leads and refines flexible, technology-enabled services related to academic records, catalog, scheduling and student registration. The university registrar is a key collaborator with academic, enrollment management, technology and support services colleagues in data-driven decision-making that maximizes recruitment, retention and degree completion. The university registrar purposefully advances Pacific’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of oversight and influence.

Mentoring a diverse team across three campuses and a wide range of academic terms, programs and services, the successful candidate will possess an established record demonstrating technical and interpersonal fluency. The university registrar serves as a central communication resource spanning curriculum design, academic regulation and compliance considerations. The university registrar will maintain foresight, presence in field and expertise to deepen the integration and application of information systems at Pacific.


  • Eight years of experience in a higher education registrar’s office or enrollment services unit and an earned bachelor’s degree is required; a doctoral/terminal degree is preferred.
  • Experience with delivery of multi-campus institution and/or multiple academic terms and calendars.
  • Demonstrated success in promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work effectively with complex academic software systems, analyze and interpret data and prepare usable information and reports for various university constituencies. Experience managing software system implementations, integrations and migrations.
  • Experience collaborating on academic policy development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of best practice in enrollment reporting and controls for student aid and athletic compliance.
  • Ability to analyze business processes, integrate best practices and data stewardship in the Office of the Registrar. Demonstrated management skills to coordinate the diverse activities of separate operating units and individuals towards the achievement of common goals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, ability to engender trust and reliability with a strong service orientation.



University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for the position of University Registrar. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and current curriculum vitae, as well as provide contact information for three professional references with their online application.

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AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.