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Lynn Beck Brallier announces retirement

Jul 25, 2016

Lynn Beck Brallier, professor and former dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, has announced that she will retire from University of the Pacific in January 2017 at the end of her sabbatical. Brallier joined Pacific in 2005 as professor and dean and continued to serve as dean until stepping down last year to go on sabbatical. She also served as interim dean of the University Library 2014-15 and chaired that search committee.

"Dr. Brallier has been a strategic leader in the development of interdisciplinary programs. And as University Library Interim Dean, she helped position the library for its future under new leadership. I'm grateful to Lynn for her leadership and her years of service at Pacific," said Provost Maria Pallavicini.

As dean of the School of Education, Brallier led its faculty in the preparation of new educators. As a member of Eibeck's Beyond Our Gates Community Council, she promoted early literacy and worked with others to provide Tomorrow Project academies for children and adolescents in the community. She also has worked with several local schools on a variety of projects and served as a member of several boards, including the executive board of San Joaquin A+.

During her time at Pacific, Brallier received numerous honors and recognitions for her service, including the Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award from the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women (2015), the Champion of Literacy Award from San Joaquin A+ (2010), and a University of Pacific Women of Distinction Award (2010).  

"I will miss my colleagues at Pacific and working with them and those in the region to improve the education of students and equip future educators for meaningful careers." said Brallier. She plans to remain active in the community in the promotion of early literacy and other educational outreach programs.

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