A Message From President Hallick

Students, Faculty and Staff,

Like many of you, I am very concerned about the recent executive orders restricting travel to our country, particularly for any of you directly affected by the orders. Please rest assured that we will do everything we can to protect your privacy and to support and assist you. 

Last month, I outlined our efforts to foster and further advance the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. In light of the recent events, I would like to reiterate that Pacific welcomes people of all backgrounds, regardless their place of origin or religious beliefs. This includes our students, faculty and staff from the nations where travel to and from these countries has recently been restricted. 

In alignment with our university mission to inspire our students to think, care, create and pursue justice in our world, the university administration remains especially committed to those who feel vulnerable, underrepresented and underserved. Pacific University supports students, staff and faculty regardless of immigration status. As we move forward during these uncertain times, please know that the administration stands behind those of you directly impacted by this, as well as anyone else who may feel vulnerable or compromised. Every person’s heritage and personal attributes are critical to shaping the university’s culture.

Please also keep in mind that there are many resources here on campus should you need support, including the offices of International Programs, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (diversity@pacificu.edu) and Human Resources, as well as the Center for Peace & Spirituality and the Student Counseling Center, which provides confidential counseling.

To close, I would like to encourage you to share your feelings and experiences with me by email (president@pacificu.edu), or to come by my office to talk (you can schedule a time with Sue or Mic at x2123).

Warmest regards,


Lesley M. Hallick, PhD

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017