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Dr. Jennifer Pitonyak, director of Pacific University's School of Occupational Therapy, has been awarded indefinite tenure.
Kim Malin, who teaches Adult Neurologic Rehabilitation and Bioethics for the Physical Therapist, has been awarded indefinite tenure by Pacific University.
Dr. Nicola Carter, an assistant professor in Pacific University's School of Pharmacy, has been awarded indefinite tenure. 
An Oregon Public Broadcasting highlighted the ways Pacific University faculty members have responded to changes forced by the pandemic, and enabled by new technologies.
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.
Pharmacy students in the lab
The Pacific University School of Pharmacy plans to launch a five-year on-campus pathway to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree — the first of its kind.
President Jenny Coyle, 18th President, Inauguration Week
Pacific University is proud to celebrate the inauguration of its 18th president, Dr. Jennifer Coyle ‘90, OD ‘93, MS ‘00, on Thursday, March 9, 2023. A week of special events celebrating Pacific’s mission — including the inauguration ceremony — are open to the public.
Public Health Assistant Professor Adelle Monteblanco 
Public Health Assistant Professor Adelle Monteblanco has been recognized as one of 15 Emerging Scholars-nationally for 2023 in Diverse Issues In Higher Education. Learn more about her research, which focuses on inequality as it pertains to extreme heat and examining its health impacts on vulnerable populations.  
Student on laptop
Pacific was one of four institutions nationally awarded the pilot grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Andy Saultz has been appointed interim dean of the Pacific University College of Education starting July 1, 2023.