Retired Journalist to Speak on Campus, Read from Memoir

Mindy Cameron ’65, MFA ’18 will return to campus to speak in the Old College Hall Speakers Series on March 6 at 6 p.m.

Cameron is the former editorial page editor at The Seattle Times and managing editor at the Lewiston Morning Tribune. She also worked at the Idaho Statesmen in Boise and for public television in Boise and Rochester, New York.

As an undergraduate Pacific student, Cameron majored in journalism and wrote for The Index. She was also a member of Theta Nu Alpha.

She remained involved with Pacific as an alumnus. She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2003, including multiple terms as chair. She is currently an emeritus trustee.

Cameron returned as a student in 2016 and earned her Master of Fine Arts in writing in 2018. Her memoir, Leaving the Boys: A Story of Motherhood, Career, Feminism and Romance was published in 2020.

“This is a story about one woman’s path through shifting cultural norms. It’s for women who aspire and the men who love them. In revealing an unexpected pregnancy that altered career dreams, Mindy Cameron brings to life a tale that is both personal and universal in illuminating the tension between motherhood, desire, and regret. Cameron’s determination to pursue her career is relatable even as her decision to leave her sons may be met with incredulity. Though set in an earlier era, the story is as modern as today’s headlines.”

Cameron will read from her book and deliver a lecture entitled: “Why Memoir?”

All are welcome to attend the lecture, but advance registration is required for planning purposes.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024