Pandemic Academic Coordination (PAC)

The Pandemic Academic Coordination (PAC) Work Group is tasked with making recommendations for pandemic mitigations related to the academic and instructional mission of the University as we manage forward through the coronavirus era.

Please visit the COVID-19 response page for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and our plans for reentry.

News and Updates

  • Instruction is ramping up to Stage 2 classes beginning February 22. To answer questions about moving to Stage 2, the Pandemic Academic Coordination group held an information session on Thursday, February 18, 4-5 pm. WATCH the recording (CC) and VIEW the presentation materials.
  • If you are teaching a Stage 2 In-Person or Flex In-Person class, please visit the Office of the Registrar for Spring 2021 Information and Updates, and communicate to your students about this change.


Robert Stephan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Classics,

Tina Deemer, M.S, Director, Academic and Support Services, Mathematics,

Contact Us

PAC email:

Project Support:

Jackie Kiernan, Administrative Assistant

Office of the Provost



Team Members

Alex Underwood, Registrar, Office of the Registrar,

Bruce Overland, Director, Facilities Management Maintenance Services, Facilities Mgmt-Maint Services,

Chad Herzog, Executive Director, UA Presents,

Chris Kopach, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management,

Cynthia Demetriou, Vice Provost, Student Success Retention Innovation,

Danny Sharp, Campus Reentry Implementation, Independent Contractor,

Dawn Gouge, Ph.D., Extension Specialist,

Dawn Hunziker, Senior Consultant, IT Accessibility, Disability Resource Center,

Diane Austin, Ph.D., Director, School of Anthropology,

Emily Dykstra, Director, Introductory Biology Labs, Molecular and Cellular Biology,

Emily Earl, Graduate Assistant,

Greg Heileman, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost, Academic Administration, Academic Administration,

Jose Teran, Assistant Director, Space Planning/Management,

Kasey Urquidez, Ed.D, Vice President, Enrollment Management,

Kate Ellingson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Health, 

Kendal Washington White, Vice Provost, Campus Life / Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office,

Lisa Elfring, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost, Office of Instruction/Assessment, Office of Instruct & Assess,

Lori Shultz, Senior Director, Research Impact and Innovation,

Margaret Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate College, Graduate College Admin,

Nina Bates, M.A., M.Admin,  Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Provost,

Robyn Huff-Eibl, Team Leader, Materials Access, Access & Information Services,

Roxie Catts, M.ED., Principal Advising Officer/Director, Advising Resource Center, Stdnt Succ & Retention Innov,

Tara Singleton, President, Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA),