Academic Resources

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Student Academic Affairs
Steve Smith, Associate Dean

Steve Smith, Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs

What does the Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs Do?

  • Provides information and interpretation regarding academic rules and regulations.
  • Assists students who wish to petition for exceptions to or waivers of academic requirements.
  • Monitors student academic performance and statuses; provides guidance and referrals for students on Warning, Probation and Suspension.
  • Provides final approval of independent study and internship contracts.
  • In certain circumstances, approves late adds; drops; withdrawals.
  • Serves as ombudsperson for student/faculty relations.
  • Handles all cases of student academic misconduct; provides information to students with questions/concerns regarding the academic conduct policy.
  • Refers students to various areas of support on campus.
  • Oversees Advising, Career and Tutoring & Learning center directors.

Advising Center
Gretchen Potter, Director

The Advising Center helps students get started by assessing their interests and helping students identify a major, an adviser, and focal studies paths. 


Anne Herman, Registrar

The Registrar's office maintains the academic records of current students and alumni of Pacific University.

Frequently Used Forms

Learning Support Services
Kim Garrett, Director

Kim Garrett, Director of Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services at Pacific University coordinates educational accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Tutoring and Learning Center
Yashica Island, Director

Yeshiva Island, Director of Tutoring and Learning Center

The Tutoring and Learning Center provides qualified student tutors in a number of subjects and courses for undergraduates. 


Office of International Programs
Stephen Prag, Director

Stephen Prag, Director of International Programs

Fellowship Office
Lorely French, Professor of World Languages and Literatures

Lorely French, Director of Fellowship Office

Undergraduate Research
Gyorgyi Nyerges, Associate Professor of Biology

Gyorgyi Nyerges, Undergraduate Research

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center provides a range of services focused on the mental health and well-being of Pacific students.

University Chaplain
Rev. Chuck Curry, Director

Rev. Chuck Currie, Director of Center for Peace and Spirituality



The Centers of Pacific University create collaborative engagement and learning opportunities that augment classroom education and reflect the values of the university for students, faculty, staff, and community members.


Career Development Center
Brian O'Driscoll