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Office of the President
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Pacific Values Initiative

About the initiative and the President’s charge

The university’s values drive the desired culture we seek on our campuses. The institution has to be intentional about how our values are declared, communicated, and promoted. To that end, we are launching a “Values Initiative” to be led by a special Values Steering Committee. The charge to the Steering Committee will encompass the following key goals:

  • Understand the root cause(s) underlying the gap between perception and reality as it relates to the institution’s values
  • Define a set of desired values, with input from all levels of the institution, and operationalize what they mean and how they translate into specific behaviors
  • Inculcate broadly and deeply: why this matters, what the core values are, and how they are lived out day-to-day

The Values Steering Committee will design and implement a data collection process, analyze the data and generate a set of recommendations regarding the institution’s core values and their operational definitions. Once the values and definitions are endorsed by the cabinet and Board of Regents, a communications strategy, implementation and assessment plan will follow. 

Read President Eibeck's letter announcing the initiative to the university community

Visit the Pacific Values Initiative SharePoint site (Pacific login required)

Steering committee members

Stacy McAfee, Chair, AVP for External Relations, Strategic Partnerships and Presidential Initiatives
Patrick Faverty, Sacramento Campus Director
James Graham, Head Coach, Athletics
Lynn King, Assistant Vice President for Student Life
Joel Lohr, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life
Lou Matz, Professor of Philosophy, COP
Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
Alicia Mordhorst, Senior Research Prospect System Analyst, Advancement Services
Kristina Ordanza, Learning & Development Trainer/Staff Advisory Council
Neel Prasad, Assistant Clinical Professor, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Bruce Peltier, Professor of Dental Practice, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Shani Richards, Diversity Leadership Team/Asst. Director of Learning & Development
Greg Sage, Support Services
Siva Sivaraman, Enterprise Information Systems, Systems Integrator, Pacific Technology