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Nava Fathi is joining Pacific's Board of Regents.

Nava Fathi is joining Pacific's Board of Regents.

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Alumna joins University of the Pacific’s Board of Regents

Mar 27, 2019

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry alumna Nava Fathi has been named to the university's Board of Regents.

Fathi, a 1995 graduate, will begin her three-year term on July 1. Currently, Fathi is an assistant professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she will transition to a volunteer status during her time as a regent.

"Nava will bring to the board a broad perspective as an alumna, faculty member, world traveler and leader in her field," said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. "Her connection with working professionals and familiarity with recent graduates will be a significant asset as Pacific continues to grow stronger."

Fathi earned bachelor's degrees in biological sciences and Spanish literature at UC Irvine and studied abroad at Complutense University in Madrid before attending Dugoni School of Dentistry for her doctorate and advanced education certificate in general dentistry. She completed her specialty training in endodontics at the University of Southern California. A lifelong learner, Fathi completed programs at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the American Dental Association's Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

Fathi credits Dean Emeritus Arthur A. Dugoni for instilling in her a deep commitment to be involved in organizations that promote dentistry. She took his advice to heart by participating in numerous organizations throughout her career, including serving as president for the California State Association of Endodontists, Northern California Academy of Endodontics, Santa Clara County Dental Society, and Dugoni Alumni Association.

She has been a member of the Dugoni School of Dentistry Foundation Board since 2009. She is a trustee for the California Dental Association, as well as the American Association of Endodontics Foundation Board. Outside of dentistry, she serves as a trustee and chair of the St. Andrews Episcopal School's Development Committee and has been an active member in Rotary Clubs and many other service organizations.

"Each organization has helped me develop a broad perspective of the profession that has made me a better dentist, educator and advocate for advancing oral care," Fathi said.

Pacific's Board of Regents is entrusted with final responsibility for the quality and integrity of the education provided by the university. It selects the university president, approves the mission of the university and ensures provision of adequate resources to support that mission. In addition, the board fulfills an important oversight and advisory role to support the university's operations.


Media contacts:
Keith Michaud | 209.946.3275 (office) | 209.470.3206 (cell) | kmichaud@pacific.edu
Deidra Powell | 209.946.2313 (office)| 916.534.6559 (cell) | dpowell@pacific.edu

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