Pacific Welcomes New VP for Human Resources

Pacific University is pleased to welcome Lucy S. Dubin PhD this fall as its new vice president for human resources and lead people officer. Her first day is Sept. 5.

Dubin brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources and organizational development from a career that has spanned countries and industries, including roles in Fortune 50, nonprofit and international organizations. 

Most recently, she served as chief human resources officer and director of human resources and safety with The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. She previously spent 14 years with Johnson & Johnson both in North America and the European headquarters in Switzerland in a variety of leadership roles. Dubin has also served in global consulting roles on projects for a variety of companies.

Dubin holds PhD and master’s degrees in organizational psychology from Alliant International University and a master’s in management and American studies from California State University, Los Angeles. She earned an undergraduate degree in art from the University of California, Irvine. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She also holds an SHRM Workplace Investigations Credential and completed a professional designation in international business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Dr. Dubin brings incredibly deep leadership experience in human resources and people operations through her work in the corporate pharmaceutical industry, international business, and nonprofit sectors,” said Pacific University President Jenny Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00. “Her broad educational background makes her uniquely suited for her role in our institution with our diverse programs.”

Dubin has developed HR strategies to elevate talent, modernize HR-related processes, and improve business results. She has led initiatives to bolster talent recruitment, expand employee benefits, advance staff development, and improve employee relations, as well as upgrade human resources information systems. 

She also has worked with partners and stakeholders to integrate a diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility lens into hiring processes and organizational policies. 

A former resident of Eugene, Ore., Dubin said she is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest and to “an institution that really has an internal, as well as external lens, on being socially responsible, on justice, but also on helping everyone in the university, whether they are staff or faculty member, student or trustee, to do their best work.

“My fundamental objective is to listen, listen, listen, and learn from everyone in the Pacific University community,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to collaborating with everyone.".

At Pacific, Dubin will lead the HR team in overseeing the administration of talent recruitment, salary and benefits, institutional policies and practices, and supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility practices. She also will serve as a member of the President’s Council, as the Office of Human Resources moves, organizationally, to report to the President’s Office. 

“Throughout her visit, she demonstrated a natural and wise approach to strategically thinking about our future at Pacific,” Coyle said. “She will bring the voice of our 800-plus employees to all of our decision-making and discussions in the President’s Council and will be an excellent representative of people operations in meetings with our Board of Trustees. I look forward to collaborating with her!”

Dr. Coyle also offered her thanks to Shae Noble for leading the Office of Human Resources through the transition and search process.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023