Professor of the Year!

Vicky Minderhout, professor of chemistry, was named the 2011 Washington State “Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on Nov. 17, 2011. Minderhout is the first Seattle University professor to earn this distinction. At a Nov. 21 campus celebration for Minderhout, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., called her achievement "an historic occasion at Seattle University” and lauded the chemistry professor for “the courage it must have taken to move to that kind of a coaching way (of teaching). It’s an extraordinary change she made. This is just as good as it gets at Seattle University."

Watch a report on Minderhout that aired on KING 5 Nov. 25:


Visit a photo gallery from the Nov. 21 campus reception at which Minderhout was honored by colleagues, students and other admirers: 



Read an article about Minderhout that appeared on the front page of the Nov. 17 Seattle Times.

Watch a short video of the Nov. 21 campus reception in The Commons.

Read the news release and announcement by SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., on Minderhout's unprecedented distinction.