UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

August 22nd, 2017 | by College AD
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
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A letter to the Pacific Community from Ted Leland, Director of Athletics

Dear Friends: “Make the Dreams of Others Come True.”That’s how I’ve often described my job and what a privilege it has been. As I announce my retirement, effective October, 23, 2017, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. I’m grateful to my wife and family who allowed me to focus my professional life on college sports—the “toy store” of life.  I’m grateful for the great universities, especially Pacific and Stanford, that have nurtured my dual passions for high level sport and rigorous intellectual achievement. American universities are the envy of the world and also unique in fostering a connection between high achievement in academics and sport. “Mens sana in corpore sano”—a sound mind in a sound body—is a principle I have always followed.  Read More

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