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Pacific staff senate
Staff Senate represents all Pacific University staff and is made up of 17 elected senators who represent their department, school, college and campus. Read what staff senators say about why they joined Staff Senate and how it has enriched their time at Pacific. 
Scott Tuomi
Pacific University Choral Director and Professor Scott Tuomi was honored with The John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award in January by the Oregon Music Education Association. 
The Staff Senate is accepting nominations for one of two staff representative positions on the University Diversity Committee (UDC) through Friday, Feb. 3. The committee works to advance Pacific University’s goal of achieving diversity in enrollment and the composition of faculty and staff.
The Provost and Provost Council are pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2023-2024 Faculty Development Grants.The program awards funds in part for faculty-initiated projects with the intent to advance scholarly engagement in research, creative works, professional development, or curriculum innovation.
Winning Bowling Team from 2019
We only have a few spots left at Staff Senate's Faculty & Staff Bowling Night on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m.! Make your reservation today for a free game, bowling shoes, snacks and prizes! 
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Looking for a job, internship, or work-study/non-work study position? Join us for the 2023 Spring Work & Service Fair on Feb. 2.
photos of guest speakers
Join us on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. PST, for an alumnae panel of women leaders as we celebrate the inauguration of our 18th president, Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00, who is the third woman to lead our university.
Tim Tran
A Vietnamese refugee who became a successful executive in the United States and a Marine Corps veteran will join for a special presentation on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Pacific University faculty and staff are invited to join President Jenny Coyle for a virtual Town Hall at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. Please register in advance for this meeting.