Seattle University has named Michael Podlin vice president for University Advancement.
Podlin had been serving in this role on an interim basis since November 2013. His appointment, which followed a national search, was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Podlin joined SU a year ago as associate vice president for development, bringing with him substantial experience and expertise in fundraising, particularly in higher education. Throughout the past several months, he has led University Advancement through a period of transition while laying the foundation for the university's capital campaign.
"I look forward to working closely with Michael in the years ahead to raise unprecedented financial resources and support for the university and our students, as well as to engage our alumni more fully," said President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.