Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation
The Tom McCall Center is named after Oregon’s most famous governor. The Center works to connect Pacific students with policy makers. Through a combination of internship opportunities and on-campus activities, the Center seeks to break down the walls of the ivory tower so that students learn the practical side of being citizens and to connect the University with the larger community.
About the McCall Center
Here are ways the McCall Center works with the Pacific community:
- Connect students and policy makers for activities that satisfy the Civic Engagement requirement for undergraduate students.
- Bringing policy makers to campus and the Forest Grove community.
- Cosponsoring events series at which students, the larger community, and policy makers can interact.
- Working with students to create projects that combine academic analysis and work with policy making processes.
The Director of the McCall Center, Dr. Jim Moore, works to make all this happen. Dr. Moore is one of the most widely used political analysts in the Pacific Northwest, cited in over 3200 newspaper and magazine articles, interviewed over 5000 times, and appearing frequently on television and radio to explain the political events of the day. He uses his connections in the political world to connect Pacific and policy makers in Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C.