Leadership Development

Ignatian Leaders

  • The Ignatian Leaders are students in their Senior year who embody leadership as a lived commitment to professional, spiritual and character formation. As role models, they inspire through diverse examples of communities and leadership paths. As leaders, they continue to serve the university community through counsel, mentorship and action.

    The society recognizes students in their senior year who have demonstrated academic, personal and spiritual integration. This spring, we will welcome up to 15 rising juniors and continuing seniors to participate during their final academic year.

    Members are selected by Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President. Members meet regularly with members of the SU Executive Team, serve as mentors for others, meet bi-monthly as a cohort and select projects which contribute back to the university community. Examples of past ILHS projects include initiating the campaign that led to the ban on single use water bottles on campus and a new initiative to install a redhawk statue on campus .


    Students must meet the following to be selected for 2014-2015

    • Currently enrolled with at least junior standing and scheduled to graduate between December 2014 and June 2015,
    • Demonstrated leadership with and for others,
    • Integration of leadership into their academic and professional formation, and
    • Integration of leadership into their spiritual and values development.

    To Nominate

    Please submit a letter of nomination to Michelle Etchart, Leadership Development, PAVL 150 by 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 22, . Please note, due to an extremely tight timeline, nominations will be submitted for review the evening of April 22. It will not be possible to accept late nominations. Please include the following in your nomination letter:

    • Your relationship to the student and how long you have known them.
    • Example/s of the student's leadership.
    • How the student embodies the criteria noted above. Specific, concrete examples are appreciated.

    New members will be announced on Thursday, May 22 at the Red Night Out. We encourage you to attend to celebrate the new members of the Ignatian Leaders and join the kick off celebration of the end of the year.

    For more information, please contact us by email or phone 206.296.5323.

    2013-2014 Ignatian Leaders:

    • Monica Allen (Philosophy & English / Sunnyvale, CA)
    • Mohammed Alturki (Finance & Information Systems / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
    • Brooke Burns (Psychology & History / Issaquah, WA)
    • Katherine Fukumoto (Social Work / Westminster, CA)
    • Stuart Haruyama (History / Portland, OR)
    • Joyce Keeley (International Studies / Littleton, CO)
    • Lauren Maza (Psychology / Stuttgart, Germany)
    • Tricia Mulbry (Marketing & Management / Rochester, NY)
    • Victoria Neam (Criminal Justice / Kirkland, WA)
    • Shane Price (Psychology / Marysville, WA)
    • Dana Rodriguez (Social Work/ Los Angeles, CA)


    Lists of All Past ILHS Members

  • Contact Us

    Leadership Development
    PAVL 150
    901 12th Ave
    P.O. Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Email  lead@seattleu.edu
    Telephone 206.296.5323 (LEAD)
    Fax 206.296.2577