Pacific Western University - California Graduates and Alumni
CMU's accrediting agencies require that all Pacific Western University - California academic records, be held separate of CMU academic records. To fulfill this requirement, CMU has transferred copies all official records and responsibilities of Pacific Western University - California to Education Services.
Their contact information is:
11835 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92128
Pacific Western University - California operated from November of 1976 through May of 2007, when the University formally ceased operations. Graduates can request official documents including degree verifications, official transcripts and replacement diplomas from Education Services.
Please Note: Pacific Western University - California alumni are not eligible to be issued transcripts or diplomas in the name of California Miramar University. Pacific Western University graduates should not call themselves CMU alumni. Pacific Western University Alumni who contact CMU seeking records information or Pacific Western University official documents will be forwarded on to Education Services.
Point of Clarification
The internet incorrectly states that California Miramar University was originally Pacific Western University - California. State and accreditation agencies confirm that CMU was founded in 2005 and that the two universities are separate institutions.
This confusion has also lead to the fact that several notable individuals who were graduates of Pacific Western University are incorrectly listed on the internet as CMU alumni. According to Education Services, there were three separate Pacific Western University institutions that operated between 1976 and 2007. Education Services is the official custodian of records for all three Pacific Western University schools and maintains all the student records. Of the alumni listed on-line as being PWU - California alumni, only Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bingu wa Mutharika, Eddie Shell and Romulus F. Whitaker were graduates of Pacific Western University - California.
Education Services states that David Reardon, Jun Tang and Dan Voiculescu were alumni of Pacific Western University - Hawaii and that Barry McSweeny was an alumnus of Pacific Western University - Louisiana. Alumni listed online who earned their degrees at any of the Pacific Western University institutions are not alumni of California Miramar University. The University feels that all of these alumni should be listed as alumni under the institution they attended.