This series consists of book publications produced by the University of the Pacific.
Philip N. Gilbertson
Pacific on the Rise: The Story of California’s First University tells the story of University of the Pacific from its earliest days in Santa Clara through the years in San Jose, the move to Stockton and the gradual expansion into a major comprehensive university. Drawing on primary sources and interviews with more than 150 members of the Pacific community, Philip N. Gilbertson provides a record of the past for Pacificans to learn of Pacific's rich heritage and its lessons for the future, and to engage alumni and members of the Pacific community in this fascinating experience called Pacific. “It is a great story I think you will enjoy,” says Gilbertson. “A history should enrich knowledge, add understanding, revive memories, and intensify the bond with a particular past, the life and legacy of University of the Pacific. I hope that this history will do that for you.”