President's Updates

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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Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

I am very pleased to announce, effective immediately, the appointment of Natasha Martin, J.D., Associate Professor of Law, as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Natasha will serve an initial appointment of three years and will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President. She will work out of the office next to mine in the Administration Building and have full access to engage in deliberations with the Cabinet on a frequent and ongoing basis.
Jul 20, 2016

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Reflecting on Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota

We in the Seattle University family join President Obama and others throughout the nation in mourning the victims of last week’s violence.
Jul 12, 2016

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Chief Information Officer

I am pleased to announce that Chris Van Liew has agreed to serve as Seattle University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Information Technology. In this role, Chris will be responsible for leading Information Technology Services in delivering technology services and maintaining a secure infrastructure that meets users’ needs, leverages efficiencies in operations and supports innovation in teaching, learning and scholarship.
Jun 14, 2016

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