Monica Marvin, Director of Pacific University’s Office of Legal Affairs, Will Retire Oct. 3.

Monica Marvin, director of Pacific University’s Office of Legal Affairs, is retiring and her last day is Friday, Oct. 3.

Monica was hired to organize and lead the university’s first legal affairs office in August 2007, and has managed Pacific’s legal affairs through a period of tremendous progress and growth.  She has actively served on the Students of Concern Committee, Diversity Committee, Title IX Committee, HIPAA Task Force, and the Faculty & Staff Giving Committee. 

Monica first came to Pacific as an undergraduate student in 1964. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology, as well as an elementary teaching credential, from Chico State University. Later, she returned to school at the Empire College School of Law, where she earned her JD degree and was admitted to the California Bar in 1982. She enjoyed private practice in Napa County for more than two decades. She sold her practice in 2004 and moved to the Washington, D.C., area to live near her children. She was serving as legal director for Brazile & Associates LLC, a political strategy and public relations firm in D.C., when she was recruited by Pacific.

Locally, she has been president of the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club and served on the Forest Grove Charter Review Committee and the board of directors for Sequoia Mental Health Agency.

Upon her retirement, she plans to return to Arlington, Va. to be close to her children, and spend time in Solana Beach, Calif., where she looks forward to spending time with her father and family.

Monica recently shared with the President’s Cabinet: “I find it difficult to fully express my gratitude for the trust and generous support provided by Pacific University in establishing the Office of Legal Affairs. This position combined my passion for the law and continuing commitment to education, an ideal culmination and most rewarding aspect of my career.  My years at Pacific have been among the happiest periods of my life. Retirement is the right choice for me to make at this time, but as with so many of life’s milestones, the decision is bittersweet.”

A search committee for Monica’s replacement is encouraged by the volume and excellent qualifications of applicants for the position, and Monica hopes to work with her successor during the transition period.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014