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New employees and notable changes

Recent new hires, promotions and transfers across all three campuses
Dec 14, 2015


Assistant Coach Mike Burns will serve as interim head coach for men's basketball following the suspension of Head Coach Ron Verlin and Assistant Coach Dwight Young in connection with an ongoing cooperative investigation with the NCAA.

Keith Colman, head coach of women's soccer, stepped down last week after 22 years at the helm. The architect of Tiger soccer at Pacific, Coleman took control of the team in 1994 in its first season as a Division I program. In just his fourth season, Coleman was named Co-Big West Coach of the Year, following an outstanding season in which he led Pacific to an overall record of 14-6, including a win over nationally-ranked BYU (No. 19). He also led the Tigers to a 4-2 record in Big West Conference games during the season, finishing tied for second place in the Big West standings.  His 1997 campaign was just a precursor to what was in store a year later in 1998 when Coleman guided Pacific to its first Big West Conference Championship and first appearance in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. He earned Big West Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, after becoming the first coach in Big West soccer history to post an undefeated conference record (7-0-2). With a 2-1 win over California during the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Coleman set a school record with 15 wins during the season. The 1998 Pacific women's soccer team was inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. The search for a new head coach began immediately.

Academic Division

Mallisa Baumsteiger is the new project manager for enrollment management.

Lorena Campos is a new administrative assistant II in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Stephanie Chanthachack, Janice Day and Ilene Ragland are new employment recovery coaches in the College of the Pacific Department of Psychology Community Reentry Program.

Jenifer Coughlin transferred to the position of program services assistant in the College of the Pacific Department of Psychology Community Reentry Program.

Michael Flores, Octavia Ivy , Michael Tabangcura and Jodie Viray are new O04071 CBIS recovery coaches in the College of the Pacific Department of Psychology Community Reentry Program.

Sarah Higgins was promoted to the position of director of external relations in Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Dinorah Feliciano is a new associate registrar for student services administration at McGeorge School of Law Registrar's Office.

Development and Alumni Relations

Lamar Thorpe is the new assistant director of regional annual giving. Thorpe has more than 15 years of professional experience in both higher education and military justice. He comes to Pacific from San Jose-Evergreen Community College District where he served as the District's chief advancement officer. Prior to that, Thorpe worked as a major gifts officer at San Jose State University and Delaware Valley College. He has a BA in Sociology and Women's Studies from The George Washington University where he was selected as a GW Presidential Administrative Fellow. As a Fellow, Lamar concurrently worked towards his MA in Women's Studies and served as a leadership annual gifts officer. While serving in the U.S. Navy, Thorpe earned several commendations, including the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his service overseas following the attacks of September 11, 2001.  

Business and Finance

Michelle Alvarez is the new benefits specialist in Human Resources.

Cornelius Brown is a new learning and development program manager.

Taylor Campbell is a new human resources assistant in Human Resources.

Alicia Fernandez is a new custodian, group I, in Support Services.

Rosa Muñoz is a new procurement services specialist in the Office of the Controller.  

Student Life

Anne Eastlick transferred from the Center for Teaching and Learning and was promoted to the position of student support services specialist in Student Academic Support Services.

Raymond Esparza is a new public safety officer in Public Safety.    

Jackie Long is the new director of Public Safety for the Sacramento Campus Public Safety Department. 

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