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The California Pacific Conference 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.

Conference members range from members of the California State University system to religious and liberal arts colleges


Current member schools

Institution Location Team Name Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined
Bethany University Scotts Valley, California Bruins 1919 Private (Assemblies of God) 800 1996
California Maritime Academy
(also known as CSU Maritime)
Vallejo, California Keelhaulers 1929 Public (California State University System) 700 1996
Holy Names University Oakland, California Hawks 1868 Private (Catholic) 1,120 1996
Menlo College Atherton, California Oaks 1927 Private 660 1996
Mills College Oakland, California Cyclones 1852 Private 1,450 1996
Pacific Union College Angwin, California Pioneers 1882 Private (Seventh-day Adventist) 1,400 1996
Simpson University Redding, California Red Hawks 1921 Private 1,280 1996
William Jessup University Rocklin, California Warriors 1939 Private 600 2004

California State University, East Bay, California State University, Monterey Bay, Dominican University, and Notre Dame de Namur University are former members of the conference that have left the NAIA and California Pacific Conference for Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. CSUEB and CSUMB are in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Notre Dame de Namur left in 2006 for the Pacific West Conference, and were joined by Dominican in 2008.

Sports sponsored

For men, the Cal-Pac sponsors basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer. For women, the Cal-Pac sponsors basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Mills College, being a women's college, competes in only three sports.

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