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Another Season of Strength

With the installation of Dr. Pamela Eibeck as the University of the Pacific's 24th president, the 2009-2010 fiscal year was marked by wise stewardship and conservative budgeting. This measured approach to the university's finances allowed Pacific to weather the world-wide economic crisis of 2008, and positioned the University to end the fiscal year with an unprecedented net tuition revenue increase of $10 million, a $6 million operating surplus, and a $16 million increase in endowment investments. While the University's financial health remained robust, academic excellence thrived among faculty and students, and the University's commitment to creativity, culture, and community engagement flourished.

A New President


Reflections on my first year in office

The past year at University of the Pacific was certainly full of change, but it was also a year of innovation and continued strength. Here are some of the University's most powerful accomplishments and unforgettable moments of 2009-2010.

Thank you for making my first year such an exciting and positive one. With your support, our University will continue to thrive.


Mission Specialist
Jose Hernandez '85

Inaugural Events Series


Presidential Listening Campaign

Pacific's Continued Strength

Our Campuses: Sacramento & San Francisco

Farewell to Provost Philip N. Gilbertson

The Pacific One Word Project

10th Anniversary of the Brubeck Institute

Pacific Accolades

Campus Luminaries


Presidential Trip to China


Profiles of Giving

The Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House
Alex '57 and Jeri '57 Vereschagin are witnessing a dream come true: The Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House at University of the Pacific will soon be complete. By generously contributing to an alumni house on campus, Alex and Jeri honor their college memories and help every Tiger stay connected to Pacific.


Armando Flores '71
Armando Flores '71 is a passionate advocate for the quality of a Pacific education. He believes that Pacific academics, co-curricular programs, and student government changed his life. In turn, Armando continues to enhance the University's quality through his generous stewardship of its students, schools and programs.


Community Engagement

Beyond Our GatesBeyond Our Gates

"The future of Stockton and Pacific are intertwined: Stockton's successes help the University, and Pacific's Strengths benefit the community."

With these words, President Eibeck launched the "Beyond Our Gates...Into the Community" initiative last December. Between January and May 2010, she convened a series of six community forums to listen to the community's needs and goals. The forums were designed with the help of the Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership. They covered topics crucial to our region: Healthcare; the Economy; Energy and the Environment; Education; Diversity; and Arts & Culture. What the University learned at these forums will help shape future community partnerships and initiatives to strengthen our region.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor William Stringfellow helps make a startling discovery

"The future of Stockton and Pacific are intertwined: Stockton's successes help the University, and Pacific's Strengths benefit the community."

It was a shock to everyone last spring when the giant oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico created by the BP explosion seemed to disappear miraculously. Pacific Professor William Stringfellow is confident he knows where it went. Dr. Stringfellow and graduate student Chelsea Spier were part of a team that discovered that a new ocean-dwelling "bug" was eating the oil.

Student Spotlight

Pacific Senior Wins Fulbright
Alumnus Benjamin Alldritt '10 has an extraordinary goal: he is determined to help paraplegics walk again. As a 2010 Fulbright Scholar, Benjamin is working on this project at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Hämeenlinna, Finland.


Victor Inzunza '11
This Stockton native and father of one served four years in the U.S. Marines, completing two tours in Iraq. Following his service, Vic followed his heart to University of the Pacific where his love for literature and passion for writing led him to become an English major.


Jillian Hall '13
Despite a stellar high school record, Jillian Hall '13 never thought she'd be able to attend Pacific ... until a generous donor stepped in to help. A Powell Scholar, Jillian knows Pacific is where she belongs.


Jasmine Jordan '12
Jasmine Jordan '12 is making the most of her time at Pacific: heading up Sugarwater Purple, participating in Black Campus Ministries, and enjoying student life. She says she owes it all to the donors who helped her get here.


Sports Champions

Pacific Senior Wins Fulbright
Pacific Men's Basketball won 20 games this season, clinching the Big West Conference regular season title. It was the 13th 20-win season in University history, with Head Coach Bob Thomason at the helm for nine of those years. In March, Coach Thomason was named Big West Conference Coach of the Year. As of the 2009-2010 season, he had 384 wins in his 22 years as the head coach for Pacific.
Tiger Basketball


Victor Inzunza '11
Pacific's Women's Water Polo captured its first Big West Conference regular season title in 2010, under Head Coach Megan Thomson. The Tigers finished with a 23-10 record. Dara Tawarahara '11 earned her first All-American Award from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. She is only the third women's water polo player in Pacific's history to be named All-American.
Pacific Water Polo

Our Campuses

The Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
The Pacific McGeorge School of Law features nationally ranked programs in such areas as trial advocacy and international law. It has one of California's largest legal libraries, and is one of the biggest law-only campuses in the nation.
Dugoni Dental School


The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a nationally renowned institution of higher learning. We are committed to providing a world-class dental education for our students and comprehensive, affordable patient care for adults and children in a humanistic environment.
McGeorge Law