Ted Leland

VP, External Relations and Athletics, Univ. of the Pacific

National Advisory Board

Dr. Ted Leland, the Vice President for External Relations and Athletics, took over as the athletic director of Pacific Athletics on July 1, 2011. Beginning his second stint as the director, Leland oversees the implementation of Pacific’s new strategic plan for Intercollegiate Athletics – a plan that he and former athletic director Lynn King created while working together over the previous year.

In addition to his duties in the athletic department, Leland retains his status as Vice President for External Relations. A member of the University Cabinet, Leland is also a part of the Institutional Priorities Committee and the President’s Advisory Council.

Devoted to service in college athletics and his community, Leland is the Chair of both the Stockton Unified School District – Measure C & Q Citizen Oversight Committee and the USA Volleyball Foundation Board. He also serves as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Miracle Mile Improvement Association Board of Directors and USA Volleyball Board of Directors. He is also a member of the San Joaquin Partnership, the San Joaquin Community Foundation Board and the Sutter Health Central Valley Region Board.

Leland last ran Pacific’s athletic department from 1989-91. He was instrumental in the fund-raising campaigns that built the Baun Student Fitness Center and helped renovate Stagg Memorial Stadium. Under Leland, Pacific athletics set records for season tickets, while the women’s volleyball team advanced the NCAA Final Four in 1990.
Leland was named The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford University on June 7, 1991, and was the guiding force in leading an athletics program that was voted as “the most admired collegiate athletic program in the nation.” From 1991-2005, Stanford won 53 national team championships in 14 different sports, including an NCAA record six national titles in 1996-97. Cardinal teams consistently competed for the national championship in virtually each sport every year. In 2004-05 alone, Stanford had 26 programs finish in the Top 25 nationally, including 10 in the Top 5 and 16 in the Top 10.

Leland and his wife, Stefanie, have two adult children: Amanda and Bo. Bo and his wife Robin have a daughter, Emma.