Pa­cific gets new pres­i­dent

Lodi News-Sentinel - - FRONT PAGE - By Oula Miq­bel NEWS-SEN­TINEL STAFF WRITER

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.

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