UM University of Pacific Makes History in Naming New President
The University of the Pacific in
The United Methodist-related institution yesterday named Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck, Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at
Eibeck becomes UOP's 24th president and the sixth since the university moved to
She will begin her appointment July 1, succeeding Donald V. DeRosa, who will retire June 30 after a 14-year tenure.
In the news release announcing Eibeck's appointment, Tom Zuckerman, Chair of the Board of Regents, called her "a distinguished scholar and a proven administrator, with the leadership ability to continue Pacific on the upward trajectory established by President DeRosa."
Eibeck said it is "an honor and a privilege" to be asked to serve at the University of the Pacific, and "humbling to follow such as great leader" as DeRosa.
He is widely credited with turning around an institution with financial, academic, and fundraising problems, said the release.
Eibeck, 51, received her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, all in mechanical engineering, from
Eibeck is married to William D. Jeffery, a law professor and
UOP will host a welcome reception and news conference to introduce Eibeck in late March.