Remembering Eva C. Krebs

As Pacific University Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Eva C. Krebs was a passionate advocate for students and served Pacific University for more than 15 years. She was known as a great listener, wise counselor and a tough and loving mentor to students in all stages of their education. She helped guide countless students through their personal and financial obstacles to complete their educations at Pacific University.

In tribute to her tireless work on behalf of students, the Eva C. Krebs ‘Make A Difference’ Boxer Spirit Award Endowment has been established to provide a special scholarship for selected student(s) who reflect Eva’s social consciousness and desire to make the world a better place. This scholarship will provide support for students who reflect Eva Krebs’ social consciousness and desire to make the world a better place.

To Support

Honor Eva Krebs’ memory and continue her legacy by making a contribution to the Eva C. Krebs 'Make A Difference' Boxer Spirit Award Endowment. To contribute, visit or contact the Development Office at or 503-352-2211.

More Information

Tree Dedication Ceremony (Photos)
Meet the Recipient (Story)
In Memoriam (Pacific magazine)


More About Eva

Professionally, she instituted a number of programs to support students in their educational ventures. She assisted in the development of new orientation and ambassador programs, took the lead in the design of two new residence halls, guided the development of the Hillsboro Campus, and led the effort to create health and counseling services for graduate students.


More than anything, though, she is remembered the one-on-one guidance and problem-solving that helped so many students through the challenges that threatened to derail their goals.


Eva C. Krebs died July 12, 2012, following a valiant battle with breast cancer. Today, however, her legacy at Pacific University lives on in the stories of students who have succeeded due to her support, in the traditions she established, and in the scholarship that continues her work.