Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

The Office of Transfer Student Services (OTSS) is committed to serving transfer students by helping them prepare for rewarding academic experiences, assisting them as they transition to Pacific University, and promoting their progress toward graduation.

As an advocate and representative for transfer students OTSS takes an active roll in enrollment support and in the communication of transfer student issues to both internal and external constituencies. The Office will maintain good connections across the University and serve as a referral service for students needing specific help or guidance.

Overall Objectives:

  • Evaluate available transfer student data on an on-going basis.

Objectives for Transfer Student Success:

Contact Information

Office of Transfer Student Services

  • Location: Pacific Information Center (PIC)
    In Washburne Hall also referred to as the University Center or UC
  • Email - transfers@pacificu.edu
  • 503.352.3175

Denise Giesbers
Director of Information, Communication and Division Visibility and the Office of Transfer Student Services


Advisory Board

The advisory board consists of faculty and staff committed to transfer students' needs and issues. Representation from multiple areas meet to discuss issues and put forth recommendations to promote healthy relationships between the University and transfer students.