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University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Visit Stockton! CEO elected to head regional association

Visit Stockton! CEO elected to head regional association

Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, was elected to serve as the President of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) at its annual conference in Albuquerque. The association is a professional association serving 150 destination marketing organizations in eleven western states and two western provinces of Canada. Rhea is a Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and has led Visit Stockton since 2005.

Tracy Mayor Completes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Other Local Officials

City of Tracy Mayor, Brent Ives completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in remembrance of former Tracy Mayor, Clyde Bland who passed away from the disease in 2007. Find out which government officials he calls out!

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Change Officers for 2014

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Change Officers for 2014

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganizational meeting this morning at the Administration Building Board Chambers in Stockton.

Bob Elliott, representing the Fifth District, was elected Chairman with Carlos Villapudua, representing the First District, as Vice Chairman.

Stockton, CA Councilwoman gets key post with statewide group

In September Stockton Councilwoman Kathy Miller is expected to take a lead role in the League of California Cities, an educational and advocacy coalition of 481 large and small cities.

At a recent league meeting, Miller, a second-term Stockton City Council member, was ratified as second vice president. Once ratified next year, she'll be first vice president and after that would be in line for the league's presidency.

Miller has said that she will run in June of next year for a seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. If she wins, she will leave the City Council midterm and give up her place in the league's rotation.

This role in the league's leadership gives Stockton a seat at the table shaping policy, Miller said.

"We have a really unique perspective on unique issues of the day," she said, mentioning municipal finances, pension reform and water. "There's tremendous value there in sharing that with other cities in California."

Delta College Trustee Janet Rivera & Bipartisan Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students

Delta College Trustee Janet Rivera & Bipartisan Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students

San Joaquin Delta College Trustee Janet Rivera joined Latino public officials from across the nation at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) National Taskforce on Education in Washington D.C. (May 21-22). Over 13.6 million Latino students (ages 5-21) are currently enrolled in American schools. The NALEO Taskforce representatives will discuss the impact of sequestration and strategies for improving Latino student success with members of Congress and the Obama Administration.