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STOCKTON — Mark Plovnick, who has been at the University of the Pacific for 25 years will retire at the end of the academic year, the university announced.
Plovnick has been director of economic development at Pacific since 2006 and dean of the Eberhardt School of Business for 17 years.
“Mark has been a significant asset for University of the Pacific both as dean of the Eberhardt School of Business and as director of Economic Development,” said Vice President for External Relations and Athletics Ted Leland. “He led the Eberhardt School through some great transitions, did a great job with fundraising and has also been one of the most visible members of the Pacific family in the business community.”
In both jobs the university said Plovnick has been responsible for significant growth in size and scope of the units he managed and the development of many new programs for the University, including the MBA program, the Business Forecasting Center and the Institute for Family Business in the business school, and the San Joaquin Angels and the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge while serving as Director of Economic Development.
Plovnick said he plans to remain in Stockton and stay active in the community.
“I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve the University over the past 25 years and to also have worked with so many other important organizations in the region,” Plovnick said. “‘I plan to remain involved with many of the organizations with whom I am associated including the Bank of Agriculture and Commerce and the San Joaquin Angels. But I should have a little more time for family and travel, too, after June.”