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Two elected to University of the Pacific’s Board of Regents

Jun 1, 2015

An associate justice for the California Court of Appeals and the deputy director for an education initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were elected in April to University of the Pacific’s Board of Regents.

Andrea Lynn Hoch, a 1984 graduate of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Donald “Don” Shalvey, also the co-founder of Aspire Public Schools, were elected at the board’s spring meeting to serve on Pacific’s governing board beginning July 1. The terms conclude June 30, 2018.

Hoch and Shalvey bring complementary professional skills and leadership experience to the university’s government body.

“Once again we are blessed to draw top leaders in their fields willing to give of their time and expertise,” said Kathleen Lagorio-Janssen, chair of the Board of Regents. “As members of the board, they will help shape the university’s long-range strategic direction and together we will help forge a bright future for the university. We welcome the leadership experience that Justice Hoch and Dr. Shalvey bring to the board as we strive to make the university even stronger and work to find new ways to best serve our students.”

Andrea Lynn Hoch

Andrea Lynn HochAndrea Lynn Hoch of Sacramento earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Stanford University in 1981 before earning her juris doctor of law at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1984.

She was an attorney in private practice from 1985 to 1987 before becoming legal adviser for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board until 1992. She was then with the Attorney General’s Office until 2004, rising to chief assistant attorney general of the Civil Law Division. Hoch earned several awards while at the Attorney General’s Office. She was then appointed the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation for a time before becoming the legal affairs secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2005 to 2011.

Schwarzenegger appointed her to the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, and she took office in January 2011.

Justice Hoch is a member of the California Center for Judicial Education and Research’s Appellate Practice Curriculum Committee and the Third Appellate District’s Mediation Committee. She is also an executive committee member of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, which promotes civility, ethics and professionalism in the legal community. She also has participated in the McGeorge Alumni Mentor Program.

Donald “Don” Shalvey

Donald "Don" ShalveyDonald “Don” Shalvey of Linden earned his bachelor’s degree from LaSalle College, his master’s degree of education in counseling and guidance from Gonzaga University, and his Ed.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Shalvey current serves as the deputy director of the U.S. programs education initiative for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is the co-founder and former board chair of Aspire Public Schools. He received an honorary degree from Pacific in 2010 and was a member of Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates Community Council from 2011 to 2013.

He is a member of the California Charter Schools Association, EdSource Board and the College Summit National Board, and is the national strategy adviser for Rocketship Education. Awards include induction in the Charter Schools Hall of Fame; the 2009 Ashoka U.S. Fellows in the Field of Learning/Youth Development; 2009 New Schools’ Entrepreneurial Career Achievement Award; and the 2006 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.

For more information, visit the university Board of Regents website.

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