Presidential Search

Pacific University President Lesley M. Hallick has announced her plans to retire in the summer of 2022, and the search for Pacific’s next president is underway.


The Pacific University Board of Trustees has established a search committee, nominated by the Committee on Trustees and affirmed by the board in full, per board bylaws. The committee has sent RFPs to multiple search firms and will soon select a firm, establish a search timeline, and develop materials to begin work recruiting the next Pacific president. 

Search Committee

Based on Pacific Board of Trustees bylaws, the search committee is comprised of trustees, along with representatives from the faculty, staff, student and alumni communities.

Mark Frandsen, Chair, Trustee
Owner, Grove Properties, LLC 

Ann Barr-Gillespie, Vice President
Pacific University Academic Affairs and Provost

Julie Berglund Baker, Trustee
Business Manager, Baker Land Surveys, Inc. 

Lauren Brownrigg, Staff
Senior Associate Athletic Director & Senior Woman Administrator

Sheri Garboden ’76, Trustee
Senior Director of Human Resources (retired), FLIR Systems, Inc. 

Mike Henningsen, Trustee
President (retired), Henningsen Cold Storage 

Dan James ’87, Trustee
Chief Workforce and Strategy Officer, Bonneville Power Administration 

Peter Kohler, Trustee
CEO Our Pharma, LLC
President Emeritus, Oregon Health & Science University

James Kundart MEd ’99, OD ’99, PhD ’23, Faculty
Pacific University College of Optometry 

Emmanuel Luvert ’17, PhDEL ’22, Student 

Jim Moore, Faculty
College of Arts & Sciences
Director of Political Outreach, Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement  

Doan Pham ’22, Student  

Nancy Phillips ’77, MAT ’82, Trustee
Co-owner, Pac/West Communications 

Narce Rodriguez, Vice President
Pacific University Student Affairs & Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer  

Tim Schauermann ’66, Trustee, Past Board Chair
President (retired), Schauermann Insurance Associates, Inc. 

Pete Truax ’69, MAT ’83, Alumnus
Mayor of Forest Grove, Broadcaster, Educator (retired)

Jerry Yoshida ’73, Chair, Board of Trustees
Shareholder, Director and Officer, Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto 

Contact Us

Committee Liaisons

Karla Staihar | Chief of Staff, President’s Office  
503-352-2112 |

Cassie Warman | Vice President, University Advancement 
503-352-2905 |