Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation

The Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation is named after Oregon’s most famous governor. The center works to connect Pacific University students with policymakers. Through a combination of internship opportunities and on-campus activities, the center seeks to break down the walls of the ivory tower so that students learn the practical side of being citizens and to connect the university with the larger community.

Next Event

Forest Grove Council/Mayor Candidate Forum

Oct. 23, 2014, 5 to 9 p.m., Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216) on the Forest Grove campus. Co-sponsored with the News-Times and the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce. 5-6:30 p.m., News-Times editorial endorsement group inteview (open to the public). 6:30-7:30 p.m., questions from a community panel. 7:30-8:45 p.m., questions from the audience.

About the McCall Center

Here are ways the McCall Center works with the Pacific community:

  • Connects students and policy makers for activities that satisfy the Civic Engagement requirement for undergraduate students
  • Brings policymakers to campus and the Forest Grove community
  • Cosponsors events series at which students, the larger community, and policymakers can interact
  • Works with students to create projects that combine academic analysis and work with policy making processes

The director of the McCall Center, Jim Moore, works to make all this happen. Dr. Moore is one of the most widely used political analysts in the Pacific Northwest, cited in more than 3,200 newspaper and magazine articles, interviewed more than 5,100 times, and appearing frequently on television and radio to explain the political events of the day. He uses his connections in the political world to connect Pacific and policymakers in Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C.


Jim Moore | Director, Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation
503-352-2288 |