Pacific gets new president
The University of the Pacific announced on Thursday that Chris Callahan has been named the school’s next president.
Callahan comes to Pacific from Arizona State, where he was the dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
“Chris has an exciting balance of academic experience and entrepreneurial skill,” said Norman Allen, vice-chair of the Pacific Board of Regents. “He has a deep appreciation for the liberal arts and the breadth of our academic programs as well as the vision to make a Pacific education available to more students in more ways.”
As dean of Arizona State’s School of Journalism, Callahan established new degree programs — for the undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels — built on research partnerships with major corporations and national nonprofits, raising more than $100 million for the school.
Callahan also served as the vice provost for Arizona State’s downtown Phoenix campus, helping foster the growth of the 13-year-old campus, which now has nearly 13,000 students across seven colleges.
Chris Callahan has been named as the new president of University of the Pacific in Stockton.