Dr. Jack Paduntin brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to his role of President of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School. Dr. Paduntin started his academic career as Assistant Professor of Management at Brescia College, and has held various leadership positions including Associate Dean at California State University San Bernardino; Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment at National University; President at National University International; and Vice President and Chief of Staff at John F. Kennedy University. In 2018, Dr. Paduntin supported the leadership transition at Pacific Oaks College when he served as Acting Dean of Academic Affairs. Most recently he served as Chief Academic Officer for TCS Education System. Dr. Paduntin served on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and continues to serve on accreditation visiting teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC).
Dr. Paduntin earned an M.B.A. in International Management at the University of Dallas, then proceeded to Alliant International University where he obtained his Doctor in Business Administration, Strategic Management. He and his wife, Dr. Yuki Mun, reside in Pasadena with their two dogs, CoCo and Bella.