Claire Buckley
Director, Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions

I was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Glendora, Calif. where I lived until moving to San Diego for college (PLNU). I have worked in journalism and public relations but I love working in higher education. I am grateful for my family and friends, with whom spending time is my favorite thing. I enjoy traveling, reading, oil painting, and eating any form of chocolate. 

Fun Fact

I won a trip to Bermuda on the game show, Classic Concentration!

Favorite Quote

“But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”  ― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle


B.A. in Applied Communications, PLNU, 1989;
M.A. in Education/Counseling & Guidance, PLNU, 2011