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 Events

Paul Monteiro, Director of AmericaCorps VISTA.


2 February 2015, 19:00-21:00, Marsh Hall 216 (Taylor Auditorium), Pacific University Forest Grove Campus.

Pacific University is proud to welcome Paul Monteiro, director of AmeriCorps VISTA and a former White House assistant to President Barack Obama, to the Forest Grove campus on Monday, Feb. 2. Monteiro will make remarks about the importance of national service at 7 p.m. in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium (2043 College Way). His talk is open to the public and a reception will follow.


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 |