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New Faculty and Staff - Notable Changes

Feb 10, 2014

Welcome to Pacific

Anita Collier is an Advancement information system specialist in University Development.

Jordan Ferrell is a new assistant coach for men's soccer in Athletics.

Menandro Gementiza is a new custodian group I in Support Services.

Jodie Harmon is a new account technician II in University Development .

Elizabeth Herrera is a new behavior analyst in the College of the Pacific Department of Psychology.

Kirk McCurdy is the new Customer Support Center manager in the Office of Information Technology .

Alexis Woods is a new dispatcher in Public Safety  

Notable Changes

Professor Caroline Cox has joined the Provost's Office team and will be working on special projects. Her first project to develop a faculty workload policy began in January. Development of this policy is a requirement for the University's interim report for WASC next spring.

Sherry Haley has transferred to the position of administrative assistant II in the College of the Pacific Dean's Office.

Steven Harvath has transferred to the position of director of Coop Education in the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Debbie Johnston has been promoted to operations manager in the University Library.

Cari Keller has been promoted to Human Resources analyst in Human Resources.

Natalie Loschke, who has been serving in the capacity of manager of Pacific Fund operations since Jan. 2012, has been promoted to the position of assistant director of Annual Giving operations.

Susan Soderstrom, executive director of Advancement Services, retired effective Jan. 31. She led the Advancement Services and Research team since Nov. 2008 and enhanced operational efficiencies in the AS&R offices and strengthened data systems during her five-year tenure. She and her husband Chuck plan to enjoy retirement together on the coast of Northern California. 

Christopher Stout has been promoted to systems administrator I in Office of Information Technology

Pacific McGeorge School of Law recognized four employees for 10 years of service to Pacific at an employee holiday gathering on Dec. 19.

  • Charanjit Bassi - Human Resources
  • Wendie Loredo - Housing
  • Brian Sasom - Public Safety
  • James Wirrell - Library

Realigning of Vice Provost position:
The Vice Provost position that was vacated last May has been reconfigured to align with Pacific 2020. A search for a Vice Provost for Distributed Learning and Instructional Technology (VPDL) will begin soon. The individual in this position will collaborate with multiple constituencies to develop and implement plans to advance distance learning and branch campus expansion consistent with the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the University and to oversee the development and implementation of a coordinated and distributed technology support system for all modes of instruction. The VPDL will work closely with Information Technology Services, Enrollment Management, Business and Finance, Student Life, and other offices across the University to ensure students and faculty have exceptional services, regardless of their location. The VPDL will have oversight of the Center for Professional and Continuing Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning. The job description is available here, the position for recruitment will be posted soon.


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