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Pacific in the Press | July 7, 2020

Jul 7, 2020

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“A lot of what we are going to try to do is, we need to innovate … Think about it in different ways but still adhering to the principles and main mission of the University of the Pacific, which is helping to develop bright young students and helping them achieve their dreams.”

Christopher Callahan, KCRA 3, July 1, 2020


Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Inside California Politics,” FOX 40, July 6, 2020: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs was on Inside CA Politics to talk about the state’s upcoming affirmative action ballot measure and how it meshes with the U.S. Constitution (10-minute mark).

Emerging Leaders: Chris Kay,” Comstock's Magazine, July 6, 2020: Alumnus Chris Kay, president of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, was featured in a story honoring 10 young professionals who have made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of the Pacific students to help Lodi House,” Lodi News-Sentinel, July 3, 2020: University of the Pacific’s Integrated Development Group students will be offering their skills to help Lodi House with fundraising, engaging new donors and more. Managing student director Ryan Maccuish was interviewed about their efforts.

Christopher Callahan is the 26th president of California's first chartered university,” KCRA 3 (NBC), July 1, 2020: Interview with president Christopher Callahan discussing him beginning his new role and his vision of Pacific. “A lot of what we are going to try to do is, we need to innovate,” said Callahan. “The world is changing. Higher education is changing. The needs are changing dramatically in terms of the audience, the count of students and the programs—the kinds of students in the programs we need. We are going to be spending a fair amount of time on, how do we move forward? How do we think about the future? Think about it in different ways but still adhering to the principles and main mission of the University of the Pacific, which is helping to develop bright young students and helping them achieve their dreams.” (18:41-minute mark)

University of the Pacific is welcoming its new president,” KCRA 3 (NBC), July 1, 2020: News report introducing Christopher Callahan as the 26th president of University of the Pacific. Shared video of Callahan touring campus back in November. (12:51:45-minute mark)

Ben Stevenson Sets His Sights on the Olympics,” USA Water Polo, July 1, 2020: Feature on alumnus Ben Stevenson as he prepares for the 2021 Olympics. “I wasn't really that disappointed that the Olympics were delayed because it gives me another year to keep playing. I really enjoy working hard, so I'm looking forward to the extra training, working out, and improving. I would say that the Olympics being delayed is actually beneficial for our team just because we're so young, and it's just going to give us time to get better, so it’s pretty much full throttle for the next 12 months, just like it would be for our regular year.”

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments,” Insurance News Online, July 1, 2020: McGeorge alumna Jennifer Bollinger was appointed chief counsel at the Department of General Services by Governor Newsom.

SJ school leaders talk about preparations for fall classes at public meeting,” The Record, June 30, 2020: Article about University of the Pacific Beyond Our Gates’ Zoom call with area education leaders as they discussed the challenges of K-12 schools returning this fall. The call included Pacific alumnus Brian Biedermann, who is Stockton School Unified School District interim superintendent. 

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