A Q&A with Eduardo Peñalver

Our new president, who began his tenure July 1, shares some thoughts as he settles into his new role leading Seattle University into the future.

Initiatives & Priorities

Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President Emeritus

Stephen Sundborg, S.J., retired in June 2021 after 24 years as Seattle U’s president. SU’s longest serving president, Father Steve—as he is fondly known—led the university through many of its most pivotal and defining moments of transformation and innovation.

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In the Media/Media Releases

School of Law Welcomes New Faculty, Including Our New President

The Newsroom

Beginning this summer, three outstanding professors will join the faculty of the Seattle University School of Law, including President Eduardo Peñalver, his spouse, Sital Kalantry, and Carwina Weng.

June 22, 2021

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The Obscure Case That Could Blow Up American Civil-Rights and Consumer-Protection Laws

The Atlantic

Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver penned an op-ed published in The Atlantic that argues overturning a 1975 California agricultural law could dramatically reduce what the federal government can do.

March 25, 2021

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Incoming Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver Rethinks the Future of Learning

Puget Sound Business Journal

Eduardo Peñalver, who will take Seattle U helm next year, says virtual classrooms won’t replace the "residential educational experience."

December 15, 2020

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Eduardo M. Peñalver, from 'First' Latino Law School Dean to 'First' Latino College President

NBC News

“This is uncharted territory, but we are all doing the best we can," said Peñalver, who will be president of Seattle University.

October 27, 2020

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