Please join us on May 24, 2022, in the Marsh Hall third floor lobby from 1 to 3 p.m. for an open house in honor of Sue and Cassie.

Sue began her career at Pacific University in 2005 and has served in the President’s Office under two presidents; Dr. Phil Creighton and Dr. Lesley Hallick. 

Over the past 17 years, Sue has represented the office to a wide variety of university stakeholders and skillfully facilitated communication and scheduling between the president and internal and external constituencies.

Sue has served on several committees, including the University Honors & Awards Ceremony Planning Committee, and has supported many university events such as Commencement and Board of Trustees meetings (67 Board meetings and Retreats as of this May!). In 2020, she took on significant additional responsibilities during the Chief of Staff transition.

We will greatly miss her support, expertise, and sense of humor. Pacific has been so fortunate to have had such a humble and dedicated employee for 17 years!

Cassie first came to Pacific in 2012, and for eight years she led University Advancement to great success. Under her direction, we completed full redesigns of the university’s website and digital advertising campaigns, welcomed major television filming projects to our campuses, supported nearly 30,000 alumni, and, perhaps most notably, led some of the most successful fundraising years in Pacific’s history.

In March 2020, she retired (excellent timing) to embark on an epic sailing adventure and settle on her husband’s family orchard in Washington.

As well-deserved as her retirement was, we did not let her keep it. Last summer, as we found ourselves in need of a vice president for University Advancement again, President Hallick was able to persuade Cassie to return for one more go-round.

In the past several months, Cassie has been instrumental in staffing the search for our next president and working toward the completion of the campaign.

While we cannot fully express our full gratitude for Cassie’s work, we will simply promise to allow her to retire for real this time.