John Hayes

John Hayes (Photo by Parrish Evans)

John Hayes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is retiring at the end of the upcoming academic year. Hayes will conclude a 21-year career as a college dean, the last nine of which have been at Pacific. Prior to Pacific, he was the dean of Arts & Sciences and a professor of chemistry at Marlboro College in Vermont. Since coming to Pacific, Dean Hayes has assisted in the transition from a three-credit to a four-credit system and has led efforts to restructure the College of Arts & Sciences into three schools: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. A nationwide search to find a new dean, led by Vice Provost and College of Health Professions Executive Dean Ann Barr, is underway.