Meeting Summaries

Summary of Seattle University Board of Trustees Meeting November 17, 2022

November 21, 2022

The Board of Trustees conducted its regular meeting on November 17, 2022. The meeting was held in the Le Roux Room-Student Center 160. The following is a summary of the business conducted by the Board in general session.

University Representatives: The Board welcomed Senior Administrators, Deans, and representatives from the Board of Regents, Academic Assembly, Staff Council, SGSU, and GSC.

Chair’s Report: Board Chair Pat Callans reflected on the prior evening’s inspiring presentation by Fr. Arturo Araujo, S.J., and five Seattle University students who created and installed art based on the Universal Apostolic Preferences at the Society of Jesus Curia in Rome this past summer.

President’s Report: President Eduardo Peñalver reported on promising strategic partnerships between the University and corporate organizations, including those intended to support Seattle University students from Ukraine.

FY23 Enrollment: Provost Shane P. Martin, Ph.D., provided an update on FY23 enrollment data.

FY23 Budget: The Board approved the FY23 operating budget.

FY24 Budget Parameters: The Board approved the FY24 undergraduate cost of attendance budget parameters.

403(b) Retirement Plan: The Board approved an amendment to the Seattle University Employees Retirement Plan, effective January 1, 2023.

Academic Program Approval: The Board approved a School of Law Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Program, beginning Fall Semester 2023.

Annual Audit Report: The Board received a report on the FY22 financial statement audit results.

Board Committee Charters: The Board approved the following committee charters: Advancement, Capital Planning and Land Use, Finance, Intercollegiate Athletic Oversight, Mission Integration, and Strategy, Innovation, and Technology.
Mission Priority Examen (MPE): The Board heard an update and engaged with Fr. Lucas Sharma, S.J., and Dr. Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Vice President for Mission Integration, regarding the MPE process.

Following the meeting, several Trustees attended the Apostolic Planning Process Spiritual Conversation, a provincial planning process for Jesuits West.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is on March 16th, 2023.