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President Lesley M. Hallick
“Our thanks and gratitude to President Hallick for her incredible vision, steady fiscal savvy and continual support for student success,” said Board of Trustees Chair Gerald Yoshida ’73. “We are especially grateful that Lesley delayed her planned retirement by over a year in order to successfully see Pacific through the COVID crisis. Her dedication and leadership have well positioned Pacific and our students for the future and the university has never been stronger.”
Kenny Long MAT '19
Kenny Long MAT '19 chose the Pacific University master of arts in teaching in special education program in part because it was quick and flexible.
Pamela Lee '19, MAT '20
Growing up, Pamela Lee '19, MAT '20 looked up to all of her teachers.
Julie Abrigonde '23
“It turned into the most meaningful project I have produced,” said Pacific University student filmmaker Josh Joireman ’23.
Aspen Shirley '21
Aspen Shirley '21 is conducting research with Pacific University Psychology Professor Heidi Island to study behavior differences between wild and captive North American river otters. “I never thought I’d be given this opportunity, so I’m just incredibly grateful, and it’s all thanks to Pacific University and of course Dr. Heidi Island.”
Trevor Hennigan MAT '22
Trevor Hennigan MAT '22 knew that it was time to step up and make a change when the pandemic hit.
Corey Hedger '18, MAT '19
Corey Hedger '18, MAT '19 wanted a small community and a small school where he would get the most out of his education while also being challenged every day.
Libby Fregoso BEd '22
Fregoso is pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning, or BEd, at Pacific University. The flexible program is designed with flexibility to support community college transfer students, as well as K-12 classified staff interested in becoming teachers. Students study at Pacific’s Woodburn, eugene or Forest Grove campuses, or in hybrid programs from their own communities, and they are immersed in local schools.
LeMar Anglin
LeMar Anglin was a pioneer in sports management when he graduated from Pacific University in 2012. Now the university has a major that will help others follow his trail.
Noah Elliott and his students
Noah Elliott ’08, MAT ’09 was honored and surprised to be named the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Teacher of the Year.

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