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Pacific President Pamela Eibeck has been named to the board of directors for the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, or Greater Sacramento, the lead economic development organization for California’s capital region.

President Eibeck has been named to the board of directors for Greater Sacramento, the lead economic development organization for California’s capital region.

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Regional economic development group names Pacific president to board

Jul 11, 2016

Pacific President Pamela Eibeck has been named to the board of directors for the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, or Greater Sacramento, the lead economic development organization for California's capital region.

"University of the Pacific is strongly committed to the communities it serves, and the mission of Greater Sacramento is closely aligned with our own values," said President Eibeck. "Pacific understands the key role we play in supporting the economic growth of the Sacramento region, a role we eagerly embrace."

Pacific joins a growing group of investors on Greater Sacramento's board, which comprises 34 private sector CEOs and 19 communities. Other regional academic leaders from UC Davis, Sacramento State, Los Rios Community College District, William Jessup University, and Sierra College currently serve in leadership roles for the organization.

"University of the Pacific is an impressive institution, and we are excited to have its leadership on our board of directors," said Greater Sacramento President and CEO Barry Broome. "Dr. Eibeck's expertise in mechanical engineering and her leadership in academia will help align our higher education institutions around strategies to build a more dynamic regional workforce."

In announcing the appointment, Greater Sacramento noted that under Eibeck's leadership, the university has expanded its presence in the state's capital region, which includes adding new graduate programs in health, education, business, public policy and analytics at the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. The statement also noted that the university is recognized by the White House College Scorecard, Brookings Institution, and The Economist magazine as one of the top universities in California and the nation for the ROI it offers its students.

Greater Sacramento works to be the catalyst for innovative growth strategies in the capital region by spearheading community efforts to retain, attract, grow, and scale new businesses, develop advanced industries, and create jobs and investment throughout a six-county region. The organization represents a collaboration between local and state governments, market leaders, influencers, and stakeholders working together to drive economic growth.