Warm welcomes, fond farewells for Pacific faculty and staff.
Pacific University welcomed a new chief information officer earlier this year. Jim Fleming came to Pacific from George Fox University, where he served for more than 22 years. As the new CIO, Fleming manages the technology at each of the campuses, offices and health clinics that are part of the University. He has already begun implementing new technology designed to help the recruitment process and retain students.
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.