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PUC Welcomes 21st President

Heather Joy Knight, Ph.D.

Heather J. Knight, 21st president of Pacific Union College

On July 17, 2009, the Pacific Union College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Heather J. Knight, then the provost of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, had been named the new president of Pacific Union College. She began her role as president in mid-September, in time for the new academic year.

"It is a tremendous privilege and blessing to be invited to serve as the next president of Pacific Union College," said Dr. Knight regarding her invitation to take on the leadership of the college. "Pacific Union College has a very distinguished history, and I am honored to have this opportunity to carry on the proud PUC tradition of ensuring academic excellence and spiritual authenticity. I look forward to working collaboratively with the PUC Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni to help move PUC to the next level of excellence for this distinctive institution."

Dr. Ricardo Graham, chair of the PUC board and president of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, noted, "Dr. Knight comes to Pacific Union College with over 20 years of experience in higher education and a deep respect from the higher education community. From her work at the University of the Pacific to Andrews University, Dr. Knight has a proven track record of leading institutions to success, and we are thrilled to have her at PUC."