The Firsts

First Male Black graduate 

William Wealthy Howard
Bachelor in Biblical Sciences
Class of 1911

San Jose Campus


First Black Female Student

Mildred Elizabeth Jones

Bachelor of Music 
Class of 1924

San Jose Campus

The first Black graduate at the Stockton Campus 

Milton Harvey

Bachelor of Music
Class of 1940

There was not another Black graduate from Pacific after that until the 1950s.


First Black Dean of Students
– Dr. Rhonda Bryant (left Pacific in 2022 for a position at a college on the East Coast)

First Black Assistant Provost
– Dr. Heather (Mayne) Knight

First Black University Cabinet Member
– Patrick Day (2013-2018)– Division of Student Life (now works at San Jose State)

First Black Dean of a School/College
– Charles Moses – Eberhardt School of Business (2022)