Dr. Horn has served as interim dean since November 2019. He is an alumnus of Pacific's undergraduate programs and College of Optometry, has served as faculty and associate dean in the college, and is an expert is sports vision.
Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to acknowledge those who have put on a uniform for this country. But this is not the only day that veterans need or deserve our thanks and attention.
Our hearts are with our many neighbors, friends and family throughout the Pacific Northwest coping with the impact of wildfires
Football, soccer, rowing and volleyball will be postponed. Cross country, golf and tennis will be permitted to play this fall. “We are committed to supporting our student-athletes and their experience through these challenging times,” said Pacific University Athletic Director Keith Buckley. “Our coaches and staff continue to work diligently in developing a plan to provide our student-athletes a safe and valuable experience both this fall, as well as into the winter/spring competition schedules.”
New ICE rules are not expected to affect Pacific international students, but the university also is working to join efforts to prevent the implementation of the new policy.
Since the DACA program began in 2012, we have witnessed the critical benefits it has brought to our students at Pacific University and to our learning community as a whole.
Please join me and Pacific University in honoring Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day, in 1865, that the last slaves in America were legally freed from bondage, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. To our knowledge, Pacific has not publicly acknowledged this day previously. We are working to do better, and we invite you to continue the dialogue with us.
On Monday evening, Pacific University staff members were made aware of a video posted on social media, in which a former student makes racist comments about a fellow student. We absolutely condemn this behavior.
We are witnessing a seemingly unending and callous assault on the lives of Black men and women. This is not acceptable.
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.