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University Advancement

Welcome to the Office of University Advancement at Pacific University.

At Pacific, we embrace a diverse community of students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Our community, though, extends beyond our students to include the thousands of alumni, donors and friends who also are members of the Boxer Nation.

In University Advancement, our job is to support and advance the university by serving you.

We build relationships with more than 30,000 alumni worldwide, enlist financial support for our students, programs and facilities, host academic and community events on our campuses, and keep you up to date with the latest university news.

You are critical in our mission of inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world — whether you are mentoring a student, funding a scholarship, or sharing your experiences at Pacific University with others.

We invite you to explore our opportunities to engage all alumni, donors and friends in the life of the university and please let us know how we can help you become a closer member of the diverse and welcoming community that is Pacific University.

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

Rachel Cadd '12
Administrative Assistant for University Advancement
503-352-3090 |

Conference & Event Support Services
503-352-2111 |
Rogers Building | Forest Grove Campus

CESS is your resource for logistical planning of internal and external events, conferences and meetings. They are responsible for major University events such as commencements and convocation, summer conferences, guest housing, food safety and compliance, alcohol service requests, and the scheduling of campus space.

503-352-2211 |
Marsh Hall 3rd Floor | Forest Grove Campus

Development manages Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific. The campaign encompasses all fundraising in an effort to support Pacific students, programs and facilities with gifts and private grants from alumni, parents, employees, friends, corporations, foundations and organizations. The office also manages donor stewardship, planned giving, prospect research and portfolio management. 

Engagement & Operations/Alumni Association
503-352-2057 |
Abbott Alumni Center | Forest Grove Campus

Engagement & Operations provides support and seeks to engage all Pacific University alumni, as well as parents and community members through comprehensive programs including events, volunteer opportunities, benefits and communications. In addition to programming, the office develops and maintains University Advancement policies and procedures, and manages the university’s alumni and donor database. 

Marketing & Communications
Scott Hall | Forest Grove Campus

MarCom is your resource for Pacific University’s brand, advertising, communications, media relations, website and calendar. MarCom tells the university’s story with internal and external communications, including publications for alumni, donors, students, employees, parents and the community. They produce Pacific magazine, manage university social media accounts and strategically create content through writing, photography and videography.