California Pacific Conference
|California Pacific Conference
|Sports fielded||9 (men's: 4; women's: 5)|
Region II of the NAIA
The California Pacific Conference (CAL-PAC) is a college athletics conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The conference commissioner is Don Ott. Conference leadership is shared among the member institutions. The conference president is Themy Adachi of Mills College. The conference vice president is Farnum Smith of William Jessup University. The secretary is Marv Christopher of California Maritime Academy. The conference was formed in 1996.
* - Women's college.
California State University, East Bay, California State University, Monterey Bay, Dominican University, Mills College and Notre Dame de Namur University are former members of the conference that have left the NAIA and the conference for Division II and for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
- CSUMB and CSUEB left the CalPac to join the NCAA Division II ranks, primarily in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in the 2004-05 and 2008-09 seasons, respectively.
- Notre Dame de Namur left the CalPac to join the NCAA Division II ranks, primarily in the Pacific West Conference (PacWest) in the 2006-07 season; followed by Dominican in the 2008-09 season.
- Patten left the CalPac to be in the NAIA Independent ranks in the 2005-06 season.
- Mills joined the NCAA Division III ranks in the 2011-12 season.
- In June 2011, Bethany University announced it was ceasing operations effective immediately, decreasing the CalPac to seven active members.
- In 2012, Holy Names University left the CalPac to join the PacWest; while Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Marymount College, and Soka University of America joined from the independent ranks, bringing conference membership up to nine schools.
- Big West Conference, a conference that competes in Division I that consisted entirely of California schools from 2005 to 2012
- California Collegiate Athletic Association, an all-California school conference that competes in Division II
- Golden State Athletic Conference, an NAIA Division I conference that consisted entirely of California schools from its formation in 1986 until 2012.
- La Sierra University Becomes 10th Cal Pac Member
- McCord, Shanna (June 14, 2011). "Bethany University will close: Private funding didn't materialize". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
- Cal Pac Adds Three New Members for 2012-13