Dean’s Blog

Summer Business Institute Marks 15th Year

Published July 6, 2017 at 3:07 PM PDT

June 24-29 we hosted the 15th Annual Summer Business Institute, bringing thirty-five sophomores and juniors from 19 different Puget Sound area high schools to the SU campus.  SBI seeks to inspire under-represented students to pursue a college education, including the possibility of studying business, of course!

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Graduation 2017

Published June 12, 2017 at 4:06 PM PDT

Seattle University’s 2017 Commencement took place on June 11th at Key Arena. More than 2,000 students received their diplomas that day, including 333 undergraduate students and 305 graduate students from the Albers School!

Several Albers students received awards at the university level.

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45th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet

Published June 5, 2017 at 4:06 PM PDT

The 45th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet took place on June 2nd. Twenty-six different scholarships and awards were given to 39 accounting students that evening! Some of the highlights included the Outstanding Senior Award going to Trey Takara and Daniel Verburg (first time we could not narrow it down to one person!), Gus Orlando winning the Outstanding Master of Professional Accounting degree Award, and Mr. Verburg winning the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Leader Award.

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Expeditors International CEO on Culture

Published May 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM PDT

Jeff Musser, President and CEO of Expeditors International, was the speaker for the Albers Executive Speaker Series on May 23rd on the SU campus. Musser was appointed CEO of Expeditors in 2013, after starting with the company as a part-time messenger in 1983. He worked his way up through the organization, from District Manager, to Regional VP, to CIO before becoming CEO a few years ago.

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Journey to Jakarta

Published May 18, 2017 at 9:05 AM PDT

Everything you have heard about the traffic in Jakarta is true – but not at 1:00 AM in the morning when it took only 25 minutes to get from the airport to my hotel. May 9 to 15 I took a trip to Jakarta to visit with SU alumni. We have nearly 1000 alumni in Indonesia and most of them graduated from the Albers School, so I accompanied Jim Hembree from University Advancement on this trip to connect with our Jakarta alums.

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Alaska Air CFO Speaks at Albers

Published April 21, 2017 at 5:04 PM PDT

Brandon Pedersen, EVP and CFO of Alaska Airlines, participated in the Albers Executive Speaker Series on April 20th. The title of his presentation was, “What keeps Alaska Air Going?”

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Weyerhaeuser CEO Links Vision and Culture

Published March 2, 2017 at 10:03 AM PST

Weyerhaeuser President and CEO, Doyle Simons, participated in the Albers Executive Speaker Series on February 28th. Weyerhaeuser recently moved its headquarters to Pioneer Square, thus becoming neighbors with Seattle University. In its 117th year, Weyerhaeuser only lags SU by a few years, since we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year!

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REI CEO Builds Brand to Drive Growth

Published January 24, 2017 at 2:01 PM PST

Jerry Stritzke, CEO of REI, spoke to a crowd of over 350 in the Albers Executive Speakers Series on January 19th. Stritzke joined REI in 2013 after serving as president and COO of Coach. Prior to that he was at Limited Brands and had leadership roles overseeing Victoria's Secret and Mast Industries, a Limited subsidiary.

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Cranes in Seattle

Published January 5, 2017 at 9:01 AM PST

You often hear about all the construction cranes in Seattle these days.  It is cited as an indicator of the strength of our local economy and we are told there are more cranes in Seattle than in any other city in the US.

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Back to China

Published January 2, 2017 at 10:01 AM PST

Happy 2017! We already know it is sure to be an interesting year!

As 2016 drew to a close, I took a trip to Hong Kong and China with Fr. Steve Sundborg, SJ, president of SU, and Jim Hembree from University Advancement. We arrived in Hong Kong on December 16th, they from the Middle East where they had been visiting SU alumni, and me from Seattle.

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