Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck became the 24th President of University of the Pacific on July 1, 2009. Under her leadership, Pacific is implementing a bold vision to become a University that spans three metropolitan regions of Northern California – Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco – while enhancing its academic excellence and student success. President Eibeck’s commitment to community, including theBeyond Our Gates effort to improve early literacy in Stockton, was recognized by the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award. Eibeck is also a leader in American higher education. She is chairing the Association for Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) from 2014 to 2016 and currently serving as vice chair of the NCAA’s Committee on Academics.
Eibeck’s Presidency follows a distinguished career as a researcher, teacher, educational reformer, and university administrator. She received her bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She taught and earned tenure at the University of California at Berkeley, served as a tenured professor and administrator at Northern Arizona University, and served as dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech.