Alumni Association Board Begins Restructure

The purpose of the Alumni Association, as defined by the new bylaws, shall be to deepen the engagement of alumni and students in a lifelong relationship with Pacific University and to further the welfare of Pacific University.

To this end, the Alumni Association Board has developed a new volunteer leadership structure, which significantly expands opportunities for alumni engagement. The board has created the following committees, with the intent to create additional committees as interest and/or need arises. Any member of the University community may join these committees.

Awards & Scholarship

The Awards & Scholarship committee is tasked with coordinating the selection of award recipients and make recommendations to the University pertaining to the selection of Alumni Board Legacy Scholarship recipients.


The Fundraising committee is tasked with maintaining annual philanthropic contributions by all members of the board. This committee is also tasked with supporting University fundraising efforts as directed by the Office of University Advancement.


The Reunions committee is tasked with increasing the number of volunteers who support reunions with an overall effort to increase alumni attendance at reunions and philanthropy associated with reunions.

Diversity and Mentorship

The Diversity and Mentorship committee will support University efforts to provide a positive and welcoming atmosphere where all students may succeed.

Puget Sound-Area Chapter

The Puget Sound-Area Chapter will focus on helping alumni in the Puget Sound area connect with one another and with the University.

College of Health Professions Chapter

The College of Health Professions Chapter will focus on engagement of alumni of the Schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Professional Psychology, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Health Science, Pharmacy, Gerontology, Healthcare Administration and Audiology.

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T) is an undergraduate student group focused on fostering traditions and school spirit to promote a positive experience, building pride and loyalty, creating future alumni leaders, encouraging interaction between students and alumni, and providing members with fun leadership opportunities.

The Alumni Association Board also hopes to formally create committees for the College of Optometry Chapter, Hawaii Chapter and the Golden Guard.

Opportunities are also available for alumni to become involved with Friends of Speech, College of Education, Friends of Music and Boxer Club.

In addition, all members of the university community are welcome to propose committees which directly support the efforts of Pacific University.

To join and existing committee or group, or to propose a new committee, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 503-352-2057 or

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012