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Assistant Dean Jonathan Latta has been appointed Chief of Staff in the President's Office, effective Sept. 7, 2017

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Jonathan Latta appointed Chief of Staff in the President's Office

Aug 29, 2017

President Pamela A. Eibeck is pleased to announce that Jonathan Latta, assistant dean of the Conservatory of Music and lecturer in percussion since 2014, has been appointed as the new chief of staff in the Office of the President. He begins the new position effective Sept. 7. To facilitate a smooth transtion from his current roll and teaching obligations for the fall semester, Latta will be phasing in his administrative duties over the month of September and will become full time in the President's Office once classes are finished later this fall.

As chief of staff, Latta will be the principal aide to the president, providing leadership and guidance on office and division matters as well as internal university operations, presidential initiatives and special projects. He also will supervise units including the Title IX Office, the Office of the Ombuds, the university's permanent art collection and Commencement. He will serve as the president's liaison with university and some community constituencies and maintains effective relationships with key internal and external partners.

As assistant dean of the Conservatory, Latta oversees the Conservatory's enrollment services and recruitment, supports daily operations and student affairs, and coordinates the review and enhancement of curriculum and technology. During the past three years at Pacific, he has demonstrated leadership in a variety of capacities, including the Student Success Committee, the Assessment Committee, and the Learning Management System Task Force, and as a leader on the Council of Associate and Assistant Deans. 

Latta came to Pacific from Fort Lewis College where he was the director of Percussion Studies for six years. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education in 2000 from Pacific's Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Performance from East Carolina University. In 2009 he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Arizona School of Music.

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