Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck retired in 2019 after serving as President of University of the Pacific for ten years. As President, Eibeck was deeply committed to the San Joaquin community, including establishing Beyond our Gates to enhance early literacy in San Joaquin County. Her service to the community was recognized by the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award. She was also a leader in American higher education, chairing the Association for Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) for two years, serving as a board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and serving as vice chair of the NCAA’s D1 Committee on Academics. Eibeck received her bachelor's through doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, taught and earned tenure at the University of California at Berkeley, served as a professor and administrator at Northern Arizona University, and served as dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech.
Upon retirement, Eibeck and her husband Bill Jeffery chose to stay in the Stockton region where they live on a few acres in an 80 year old farmhouse and enjoy cultivating their gardens, an orchard, and chickens. They have four children, two of whom live in the Bay Area, one in Atlanta GA and one in Ecuador.