The mission of Pacific University is to inspire students who think, care, create, and pursue justice in the world. At Pacific magazine, our mission is to share the stories of the people who live out that mission every day.
We hope that the stories you read, the pictures you see, the videos you watch, and the conversations you engage in — both in the printed magazine and online — help bring a piece of Pacific University into your home.
In this Edition
A Mission That Matters | As Pacific University transitions from outgoing President Lesley Hallick to incoming President Jenny Coyle, the university continues to support and encourage students to succeed.
In the 1970s, Pacific Laid the Foundation For a New College | The people who led Pacific University have made many fateful choices in the school’s 168-year history, and one of the biggest occurred when they decided to offer more health science programs, beginning with physical therapy.
A Little-Noticed Inflection Point | When Title IX became law in 1972, it caused barely a ripple at Pacific. But in retrospect, everything afterward was different. The work of forging equality continues 50 years later.