Gary Pacarro '74 and Mark Ankeny take on new roles at Pacific University.
Gary Pacarro ’74 joins the ranks at Pacific University as founding director of Pacific’s new Hawai‘i Office. Pacarro is a long-time advocate for Pacific students, particularly those from Hawai‘i, and he has been closely involved in the planning of many alumni, student recruitment and parent events on the Islands. Most recently, he served as a member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees, where he was a strong proponent of the effort to establish this formal university presence in Hawai‘i. Pacarro brings a unique background in coaching, teaching and financial management to this new position.
Dr. Mark Ankeny is the vice president of enrollment management and student affairs. Ankeny took on the revamped position following the passing of former Vice President Eva Krebs in July. He oversees all areas of Student Affairs, including the coordination of enrollment management, student success and student life. He also retains his responsibilities as dean of Pacific’s College of Education, where he has been instrumental in the creation of the Early Learning Community preschool and the development of the new School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.