Mingling with the Mayor


Days before he retired, Associate Vice President for Finance Jim Adolphson was subjected to an exit interview by Mike "The Mayor" Mullen.

Having received the 2012 St. Ignatius Medal, the highest honor SU bestows, Faculty and Staff Chaplain Pat O'Leary, S.J., sat down for an interview with Mike "The Mayor" Mullen.

Bert Otten, S.J., who taught electrical engineering at SU for some time, is now working on a variety of service projects in Zambia. In the summer of 2012, he visited with Mike Mullen.

"The Mayor" talks about the art of fundraising with Mary Kay McFadden, vice president of University Advancement.


After responding to a call to fix a clogged toilet in the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Mike "The Mayor" Mullen stops by University Librarian John Popko's office.


Andrew Tadie, associate professor of English at Seattle University, was recently visited by a former student, Mike Mullen. Back in the 1980s, Mullen was an honors student in Tadie's class with a future of limitless possibility spread out before him. Today, Mullen splits his time scurrying across campus from one clogged drain to another as mechanical shop lead in Facilities Services while also serving as SU's "Mayor." Mullen recently caught up with Tadie to pose a series of compelling questions ranging from the university's return to Division I athletics, to faculty and staff compensation, to the apparent dearth of humor on SU's campus.

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