President's Updates

President's Winter Update 2017

As I reflect on the winter months at Seattle University, I do so with a deep sense of gratitude and humility after being reappointed by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 23 to a new five-year term. Many of you have made it possible for us to accomplish so much over the past 20 years and I am forever indebted. I also greatly appreciate the alumni, faculty and staff who took part in the review of my presidency and offered insights into how we can best move forward in the years ahead. I know we have much work to do as we chart the university’s future course together.
Mar 16, 2017

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Message from the Board: Fr. Sundborg Reappointed, SRI Items Approved

As chair of the Seattle University Board of Trustees, I am pleased to share that last week the Board unanimously voted to reappoint Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., to a new five-year term as president of Seattle University.
Mar 1, 2017

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Provost Search Update

After meeting with members of the search committee and giving careful consideration to evaluations from our faculty, staff and students, I have decided not to offer the position of provost to either of our current candidates. While both finalists are excellent individuals with strong, relevant experience, I believe we are faced with a unique set of challenges and opportunities that demand we select an exceptional leader with a clear and compelling vision for our university and its academic programs and initiatives. We intend to reopen the search in late summer and interview final candidates on campus in the fall.
Jan 31, 2017

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Statement by the President on Immigration Executive Order

I believe it is important to reiterate what I said following last November’s presidential election and share with you the university’s deep concern about the immigration executive order issued by the new administration in Washington.
Jan 29, 2017

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Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning non-immigrants of certain countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the United States for the next 90 days.
Jan 28, 2017

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Remembering Mike Kelliher, S.J.

Father Mike Kelliher, S.J., a dedicated and longstanding faculty member, passed away on Thanksgiving morning. Fr. Kelliher had been living at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., following his retirement from Seattle University in 2012.
Nov 29, 2016

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Moving Forward Together in Solidarity and Care for One Another

During this time of tension and anxiety surrounding the national discourse, I write to share and reaffirm that Seattle University remains steadfast in its commitment to support every student in our university community—regardless of your background, religion, beliefs, identity or immigration status.
Nov 21, 2016

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President’s Fall 2016 Update

As we approach Thanksgiving, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., provides an update on how SU’s fall academic term is going so far, recent recognition the university has received and areas in of emphasis for the months ahead.
Nov 16, 2016

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Veterans Day

As Seattle University closes tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day, let us all pause and reflect with gratitude upon the courage and commitment of our women and men in uniform.
Nov 10, 2016

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