It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing new adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this pandemic is touching every aspect of our lives, and the situation is changing rapidly.
Pacific University is actively monitoring the situation. It is important to note that the current recommendations from the CDC are no different than in any other flu season: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick. And practice good hygiene, such as covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and washing your hands frequently.
New trustees include Pacific alumnus and retired teacher and therapist Kelli Gehrs ’81, MAED ‘82, alumnus and attorney Hong Huynh ’95, Mike Henningsen Jr., retired president of Henningsen Cold Storage, and business president and Pacific parent Chuck Quinn.
On Monday, Pacific University joins the nation in marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we celebrate the birthday of this great leader, it is an appropriate time to remember the way he called each of us to engage with one another and with our communities, to speak and act to improve lives, and to spread education and compassion.
UPDATE: Pacific University faculty, staff and students are invited to join President Lesley Hallick for her annual State of the University Address from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities has issued its official affirmation letter in response to last year's ad hock evaluation.
Langstraat comes to Pacific from Portland Community College and brings more than 25 years of executive experience in the education sector.
It is with great sadness that we have learned that Pacific staff member Bevin McCarthy passed away on Monday, Aug. 13.
What advice and words of wisdom would Dr. King give us in these times? What would he motivate us to do on this holiday — and every day? Surely, he would expect us to use this time to improve the lives of others.
Sé que no soy la única cuando digo que quedé profundamente consternada ante el anuncio de que la Administración del Presidente Trump planea rescindir la política conocida como Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA).