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Black History Month
Join in a month filled with discussions on race and equality, Oregon’s exclusionary practices, Black history in Forest Grove, and how to make real progress on the social justice front. 
Dijana Ihas playing viola
Dijana Ihas, an associate professor in the Pacific University Music Department, was honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association at its annual meeting in January. 
Hello 2021! title in gold balloons
The 54-member Pacific University Symphonic Band has created a seven-work concert to celebrate the new year. "Hello 2021!" features performances by various small ensembles from Pacific, as well as one by the full band.
From President Hallick
I invite you to join me Monday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. for a virtual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Senate and the Human Rights Council of Washington County.
From President Hallick
Ann Barr-Gillespie will become provost and vice president for academic affairs, following the retirement of John Miller in June. Sarah Phillips, while retaining her role as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will become vice president for enrollment management, in the position currently vacant following this summer’s retirement of Mark Ankeny. Both positions become effective July 1. Karla Staihar joined the Cabinet as chief of staff as of Jan. 1.
Provost John Miller
Pacific University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Miller has announced his plans to retire at the end of this academic year. “The growth in Pacific’s programs during these past 13 years have been nothing short of transformational,” said President Lesley Hallick. “Please join me in thanking John for his tremendous contributions to Pacific University and its students.”
Sun rising behind trees on Forest Grove Campus
As we head into the winter holidays here at Pacific, we are also firmly focused on what the coming months will bring.
From the Board of Trustees
As we approach the end of 2020 members of the Board of Trustees want to tell each and every one of you — students, faculty, staff, deans and directors, President Hallick and her leadership team — how deeply we appreciate your efforts and cooperation in this challenging year of COVID-19. 
Taylor Gillespie '15, MBA '17 poses on the Hillsboro Campus
“The true beneficiaries of the accreditation are students who can pursue their Pacific University business and MBA degrees with confidence and pride," said Associate Dean Jennifer Yruegas.
Charlotte Basch '14
The anthropology-sociology alumna earned a master's in museum anthropology and launched her career working with museums, schools and tribes to expand education around Northwest tribal history and culture.

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