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Pacific Oaks College    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum 
  Dec 01, 2023
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Welcome Letters

Welcome Letter from the President

Dear Students,

Welcome to Pacific Oaks College! We honor your decision to further your education with us and to prepare for your professional life based upon the values of diversity, social justice, participatory decision-making, and respect for the unique potential of each individual. Our institution was founded in the 1940’s by seven families who shared a utopian vision for an institution that would educate children and adults alike, guided by these same values. We are proud to have you join our community.

Every member of the Pacific Oaks community is both a learner and a teacher; faculty, staff, and students alike. Through deep engagement with faculty as well as fellow students, both online and on campus, we learn continuously from each other. Our openness to the new knowledge emerging from this engagement is the reason that our core values have remained relevant and purposeful through the changing circumstances and demands of our communities. Our great hope is that through your journey at Pacific Oaks you will learn to use the power of your own voice, and the confidence in your skills to engage authentically and effectively with widely diverse populations in a global environment, to combine your professional knowledge with a respect for the unique values and experiences of the individuals and communities with whom you work to solve problems, and to improve the profession through actions that advocate for social equity and serve the changing needs of diverse communities.

As adults with many commitments and experiences, we know that you are essential agents of your own learning. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.


Patricia A. Breen, Ph.D.

Welcome from the Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) welcomes you to Pacific Oaks College! Established by students, the Student Government Association provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and administrators to interact with one another in a collaborative, supportive, and socially active manner. Student participation facilitates one’s commitment to the community of Pacific Oaks that extends into the communities we serve. The Student Government Association represents an authentic opportunity for students to put into practice the theories learned in their classes.

All students interested in taking part in SGA - in any manner or level of participation appropriate for the individual - are encouraged to contact the association for additional information. Join us, and let’s work together to contribute to the growth of this wonderful institution.

We can’t wait to meet and learn from all of you!

Your Student Government Association

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