University of the Pacific (United States)

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University of the Pacific (United States)

Private university in Stockton, California add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1851.

Countries: United States (84%), California (8%), Central America (4%)

Main connections: California, Steven Kistler, West Coast of the United States

Linked to: McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Stanford University, Afghan Institute of Learning




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It was first chartered on July 10, 1851, in Santa Clara, CA under the name "'California Wesleyan College"', but it was later moved to San Jose, and to Stockton in 1923 add something


Pacific was founded on July 10, 1851, in Santa Clara as "'California Wesleyan College"' add something


In 1858, the college opened the first medical school on the West Coast add something


In 1871, the campus was moved to San Jose and the college opened its doors to women, becoming the first independent co-educational campus in California add something


Frank W. Benson (Oregon governor) - Young Frank enrolled in the Portland, Oregon Academy, and completed his education at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, California, California, where he earned an A.B. in 1877, and an A.M. degree in 1882


In 1878, the Conservatory of Music was established at Pacific, making it the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River add something


In 1896, Napa College merged with the college add something


In 1911, the name was changed to "'College of the Pacific"' add something


Steven Kistler - When he entered the College of the Pacific in 1917 however, his plan was to learn to play the cello, pursue a degree in agriculture


Ray Courtright - Courtright's 1919 Nevada team outscored its opponents 450 to 32, including scores of 132–0 over College of the Pacific, 102–0 over the Mare Island Marines, and 56–0 over UC Davis


In 1923, the campus relocated from the Bay Area to the city of Stockton becoming the first institution of higher education in the Central Valley; it became the University of the Pacific in 1961 add something


Steven Kistler - Whether these experiments were performed at the College of the Pacific, still with limited facilities following the move in 1923 to the new Stockton, California campus, or at Stanford where Kistler began pursuing a doctorate in 1927, is a source of some confusion


Steven Kistler - After a brief spell working for the Standard Oil Company of California, he returned to academia, teaching chemistry at the College of the Pacific until 1931, when he transferred to the University of Illinois


Ina Coolbrith - In 1933, the University of California established the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize, given annually to authors of the best unpublished poems written by undergraduate students enrolled at the University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, Saint Mary's College of California, and any of the University of California campuses


Larry Siemering - Siemering served as the head football coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, California from 1947 to 1951 and at Arizona State University in 1951, compiling a career college football coached record of 41–8–4


Pacific had previously competed in the Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association conference but left in 1950 add something


In 1952, Pacific became a charter member of the California Basketball Association, which soon became the West Coast Athletic Conference and is now the West Coast Conference add something


It has extensive collections pertaining to jazz musician and alumnus Dave Brubeck, who in 1953 released the live album "Jazz at the College of the Pacific" add something


In the late 1960s, the university separated from the United Methodist Church, when federal law about public funding of church-related institutions became an issue add something


In 1962, Pacific merged with the San Francisco College of Physicians and Surgeons , and in 1966, with the McGeorge School of Law add something


Norm Bass - A safety, he played college football at the University of the Pacific, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Denver Broncos in 1964


Walt Harris - Harris received a bachelor's degree in 1968 and a master's degree in 1969 from the University of the Pacific, where he played college football


They remained in the WCAC until joining the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, now known as the Big West Conference, in 1969 for football and 1971 for other sports add something


Ron Turner (American football) - Turner played college football as a wide receiver for Diablo Valley College from 1973–1974, and the University of the Pacific from 1975–1976


Vincent Orange - He graduated from the University of the Pacific, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1979, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1980


Mike Locksley - He served as defensive backs coach and special teams coach at Towson University for the 1992 season, defensive coordinator at Naval Academy Preparatory School in 1993 and 1994 , was outside linebackers coach at the University of the Pacific for 1995, spent the 1996 season coaching tight ends and split ends at Army Black Knights football


Provost Philip N. Gilbertson served as the chief academic officer from 1996 through June 2010, overseeing all of the university's schools and divisions add something


Dave Brubeck - Brubeck founded the Brubeck Institute with his wife Iola at their alma mater, the University of the Pacific in 2000.


In 2005, alumnus Martin Burt received an award for his agricultural education and rural entrepreneurship program, Fundación Paraguaya add something


In 2006, Sakena Yacoobi was recognized for her foundation Afghan Institute of Learning, which aims to restore education and health programs add something


In 2006, former Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland returned to his undergraduate alma mater as Pacific's Vice President of University Advancement, but was appointed as Vice President of External Relations by President Eibeck in 2009 add something


One of the leading microfinance lenders for Central America, the Katalysis Bootstrap Fund, relocated to the University of Pacific campus in 2006 add something


Clint Eastwood - Eastwood has been awarded at least three honorary degrees from universities and colleges, including an honorary degree from the University of the Pacific in 2006, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California on May 27, 2007, and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 22, 2007.


In 2009 students from the Residence for Earth & Environmental Living & Learning , the Students for Environmental Action, and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences designed and implemented the Tap That campaign, whose goal was to inform students, faculty and staff about the effects of disposable water bottles on the environment add something


Pacific's sustainability score was a D in 2009 and has risen to a C since add something


Former President Donald DeRosa retired on June 30, 2009 add something


In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Pacific was ranked as the 99th best university, one of the top 40 best value colleges, and a top university for economic and ethnic diversity add something


In 2011, Pacific purchased a seven-story former Wells Fargo office building in the South of Market neighborhood, intending to use five floors to house Dugoni, while renting two floors as premium office space add something


Leland was appointed temporary athletics director in 2011 while still assuming the vice presidential duties add something


In February 2011, Dr. Maria Pallavicini, the dean of the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced, was appointed provost add something


On August 22, 2012, the School of International Studies was folded under the umbrella of the College of the Pacific add something


In 2013, Pacific appointed Dr. Rena Fraden as the Dean of the College of the Pacific add something


In February 2015, Leland stepped down from his post as Vice President of External Relations to focus on athletics add something


In June 2015, Pacific announced an expansion of its Sacramento Campus, to include new graduate programs in business, education, health sciences, public policy, and public administration add something


The 2016 "U.S. News & World Report" ranking of U.S. colleges and universities ranked University of Pacific's undergraduate program tied for 108th in the "national universities" category add something


In the fall of 2018, the university announced a planned tuition increase and budget cuts add something


In 2019, the university is in the process of renovating the William Knox Holt Memorial Library add something


President Eibeck announced her retirement in 2019 add something