Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University

Higher education can't — and won't — look the same in 10 years as it does today. But our goal at Pacific University has always been, and will always be, to change lives. To open minds and create possibilities, to enable careers and bright futures.


Founded by pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, the Pacific of today retains the heart and soul of those who were willing to take the lead and embark on a life-changing journey to their future. 

Pacific is on the crest of a positive wave. We are ready, and this is the bold move forward that our students, alumni, partners and community have been waiting for. With a strong vision of our future in place, we are solidly poised for groundbreaking accomplishment, growth, discovery and service — needing only the input of outside support to accelerate our movement forward.

Now is our time to Lead On.

Graph of March 2020 Lead On Campaign Total
Graph of March 2020 Lead On Campaign Priorities

We've raised $69.2 million of our $80 million goal! In the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - Feb. 29, 2020), we have raised $13.8 million. These funds were raised for our different campaign priorities: $32.3 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $28.3 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $8.6 million for Learning Environments and Resources.


Legislation known as the CARES Act, designed to rescue the economy from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on March 27, 2020.

Rick Kimbrough

After a nationwide search, Kimbrough will join Pacific from St. Mary's University in Texas this summer.

Student Emergency Fund

We have established the Pacific University Student Emergency Fund to assist graduate and undergraduate students cope with unforeseen financial emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.