State of the University Address Set for Oct. 9

I hope you will join me for the annual State of the University address on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in McCready Hall on the Forest Grove Campus. The address will also be broadcast live via and a video teleconference will be available at the following locations:

  • Hillsboro Campus ­ Intermodal Transit Facility (room 132)
  • Eugene Campus ­ Video Conference Room
  • Hawai¹i Office - Meeting Room

I look forward to sharing the current status of Pacific University in the context of trends in  national and state higher education, and to discussing the exciting possibilities in Pacific University's future as we launch the next steps in Imagine Pacific 2020, an ambitious but critical initiative designed to position us to effectively compete in a challenging and rapidly evolving environment. I encourage you all to participate in this important conversation. If any questions come to mind before, during or after the event, please email them to me at The presentation material will also be posted on the Pacific website during the week following the address, and the opportunities for interaction and input to the Imagine project will be ongoing.

For those of you able to attend in person, please join me immediately following the presentation for a short reception featuring refreshments outside of McCready Hall.

I look forward to seeing or hearing from you on Oct. 9.

Warmest regards,

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014