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Rev. Miller served as president of the university from 1970 to 1983. He died Nov. 4 at age 101.
Lorne Yudcovitch
Lorne Yudcovitch OD '96, MS '97 was named the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Award.
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.”
Weather Alert
Pacific University campuses remain open Monday, June 28, but employees and students should take precautions due to excessive heat
Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. 
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.”
Amber Buhler with microscope and computer, from a Pacific file photo
Amber Buhler is a pharmacologist and professor in the Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
Jim Moore
Pollsters overlooked some critical factors in the presidential election of 2016, said Pacific University Politics & Government Professor Jim Moore. They seem to have learned from those mistakes this time, he said.
President Hallick sent this letter to the Pacific University community Friday afternoon.
Smoke at Forest Grove Campus
All Pacific University activities for the evening of Thursday, Sept. 10 and all of Friday, Sept. 11 are being moved online in light of the severely degraded air quality from the region’s wildfires.

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