President's Updates

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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Reflecting on the Presidential Election

This year’s presidential election was an extraordinarily contentious one. Now that it has come to an end, I want to take a moment to speak directly to those in our community—particularly our students—who feel marginalized and anxious, even afraid of what the future holds.
Nov 9, 2016

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President’s Forum Highlights – Fall 2016

At his first open forum of the 2016-2017 academic year, Father Steve addressed a number of issues and topics.
Oct 27, 2016

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Mission Examen

I write at this time to share some information about an important process that the university will be undertaking this year – that of a Mission Examen.
Oct 20, 2016

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Indigenous Peoples' Day

I am pleased to share with you that Seattle University is formally recognizing the second Monday of October, beginning with Oct. 10 this year, as Indigenous People’s Day.
Oct 4, 2016

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Mass of the Holy Spirit and 125th Anniversary Kickoff

With classes beginning today, I want to welcome you to the start of a special academic year at Seattle University. This year we mark together the 125th anniversary of our founding as a Jesuit institution in Seattle. It is an occasion that calls for celebration and I invite you to join me in doing so.
Sep 21, 2016

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Dean Jodi Kelly Retirement

I am writing to share that Dean Jodi Kelly has retired from the university. I have also appointed her to the emeriti faculty for her many years of distinguished service.
Jul 21, 2016

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