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A space to be in community with one another and Student Counseling Center staff for discussion and support.
Marketa Marvanova
Dr. Marvanova previously served as dean and professor of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. Between July 2020 and September 2021, she also served as acting dean of the College of Health, overseeing five other accredited health profession schools.
MBA students in class
Submit the MBA application (no letters of recommendation or additional statements necessary) for direct admission.
Pacific University’s College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene studies participated in their first overnight interprofessional service trip in The Dalles, Ore. the weekend of April 2-3.  
Ballot box
Newly released McCall Center for Civic Engagement Faculty Guide: Bringing the 2022 Election Into Your Classroom.
Biology Professor Chris Templeton
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant to Biology Professor Chris Templeton to further his study into the ways human-caused traffic noise affects birds' cognitive abilities.
In the June issue of Pacific magazine, we note the passage of 50 years since the enactment of Title IX, the civil rights amendment that sought to ensure that women are treated as if they are equal to men. Many things have changed in America and at Pacific University since then.
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Nonprofits are the third largest economic sector in the United States, offering more than 12 million jobs nationwide — and growing, despite a worker shortage. Prepare to lead as you build skills, relevant experience, and networks in the nonprofit world.
Hallick Coyle
One president is leaving; one is entering. They share a vision for Pacific University.
Lesley Hallick
For the past 13 years, Dr. Lesley Hallick has led Pacific through a period of unparalleled growth and strength, culminating in navigating the university through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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