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Manuel Castañeda
The Pacific University trustee leads Hillsboro-based PLI Systems, an industry leader and one of the fastest growing Hispanic-owned businesses in the country. He will be honored at Pacific's May Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20.
This competitive award program honors the contributions made by Dr. Gabelnick during her term as president of Pacific by providing up to $1,000 for projects or programs designed to engage students and faculty in the pursuit of community service and altruism.
Save the date for in-person and virtual World Café sessions. This is your best opportunity to provide your input for Pacific University’s strategic plan. Sessions will be available in Hillsboro on May 9, Forest Grove on May 10, and virtually on May 11. Employees also will receive a survey for additional input.
Get the latest university updates at a virtual town hall with President Jenny Coyle. Pacific staff and faculty are invited to register in advance for this spring 2023 meeting.
Independent Trustee Mark Truax ’09 and Undergraduate Faculty Trustee Lorely French began terms in March. Independent Trustees Gary Pacarro ’74, Heidi Nielsen ’96, Chris Tuffli ’84, Amelie Brazelton Aust, Greg Dinges and Jim Baker begin terms in May. 
Jenny Coyle is formally inaugurated as Pacific's 18th president
Coyle was ceremonially installed as the 18th president of Pacific University on March 9, 2023.
Our hearts go out to the Michigan State University community in the wake of last night’s tragic shootings that killed three students and left five injured.
Crocuses blooming on campus
Thirty five years ago, I made my first visit to Pacific University. It was Valentine’s Day, and I was nervous, lost and running late.
From President Coyle
Last week, as the first light snow of the season fell on our Oregon campuses, I was reminded of some of my favorite childhood moments in Minnesota and Alaska. I loved how, when it snowed, the world seemed to soften. For a moment, everything goes quiet and still.
From President Coyle
This weekend, the Pacific University Board of Trustees voted to rename the building currently known as Harvey W. Scott Memorial Hall. The building, which is scheduled to undergo renovations starting this spring, will be temporarily renamed Pacific Hall as the university embarks on work toward a permanent new name.