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Michael Millard
Michael Millard, professor emeritus at Pacific University, is the 2021 Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) Pharmacist of the Year. 
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.”
Nationally Ranked University
U.S. News & World Report puts Pacific among the top National Universities in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans and social mobility.
Public Health update
In keeping with an order from Oregon's governor, Pacific University broadens mask requirement to include outdoor settings.
Three students in raft
The university expands its comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs with a brand new Doctor of Science Program designed for healthcare professionals and three new undergraduate majors: outdoor leadership, sport leadership and management, and sports communication.
Celebrating Pride Month
We are keenly aware that members of LGBTQIA communities continue to face many barriers and injustices in our society. During this month, we acknowledge the turbulent history of the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement, while also celebrating the courage, strength and resilience of those communities in the midst of adversity and in the pursuit of equality. Throughout Pride Month, and all year, Pacific University stands in support of LGBTQIA+ communities and is committed to continuing to foster a more inclusive culture of equity on our campuses and in our world.
We remember ... Black Lives Matter
Pacific University reaffirms its commitment to anti-racism work.
Public Health Update
Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks outdoors on Pacific’s campuses. Anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask. All indoor protocols remain in place until further guidance is available.
Jennifer Yruegas
Jennifer Yruegas will become dean of the Pacific University College of Business, effective July 1.
Leiana Petlewski '21
A dance and applied theatre double major, Leiana Petlewski '21 was selected as Pacific’s undergraduate valedictorian for May 2021 Commencement. She also was named the university’s Outstanding Senior in Applied Theatre (along with fellow graduate Julia Peterson ’21), Outstanding Senior in Dance, and Outstanding Senior in the Arts.

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