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Cynthia Wagner Weick Announces Retirement from Pacific

Office of the ProvostNov 21, 2016

Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick, Director of the Powell Scholars Program and Professor of Management in the Eberhardt School of Business (ESB), has announced that she will be retiring from her position at Pacific at the end of the academic year. During her time at Pacific, Dr. Weick has achieved an extensive record of service and accomplishments at Pacific.

She has served as a faculty member in the ESB since 1990, earning her promotion to associate professor in 1996 and to full professor in 2003. In 1996, Dr. Weick was awarded the Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar award, which recognizes exemplary teaching and scholarship. In 2005, she received the University Distinguished Faculty Award, the University's highest faculty award. Dr. Weick held the rotating Neven C. Hulsey Chair in Business Excellence from 2006 through 2009. She has additionally received numerous dean, faculty and student awards.  

Dr. Weick has served as the Founding Director of the Powell Scholars Program since 2009.  The Powell Scholars Program is the university's premier academic program. It program focuses on developing the academic, creative, and leadership potential of high-performing students in all majors across the university. More than 100 alumni and current students have benefited from the Program since its launch. Powell Scholars have, in turn, benefited others through their multi-year and multi-disciplinary projects, such as developing a microgreen growing system that can help feed the hungry and serve as a learning tool for schoolchildren.

Dr. Weick holds a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SOECS) and, in 2015, spearheaded the implementation of the new SOECS minor in Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Space (TIES), which is jointly supported by SOECS and ESB. Dr. Weick has published extensively and served on over two dozen university- and unit-level committees.  

"I appreciate Dr. Weick for her many years of outstanding service to the University at the faculty and leadership levels, particularly for successfully heading the Powell Scholars Program since its launch," Provost Maria Pallavicini stated. "Pacific continues to develop excellent student leaders as a result of her efforts."  

Provost Pallavicini also stated that an internal search will begin shortly for a replacement Powell Scholars Program Director, with preference given to full professors and consideration given to associate professors. This position will be posted soon.

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