President Eduardo Penalver

Inauguration Highlights

Our Future Begins Now

The Inauguration of Seattle University's 22nd President, Eduardo M. Peñalver

Photo of Eduardo

Meet Eduardo Peñalver

“Eduardo is an innovative thinker who understands the impact of partnerships and collaboration. He is passionate about the power of Seattle University to make the world a better place. His leadership qualities, background and experience make him uniquely well-suited to lead Seattle University into the future.” says Nicole Piasecki, chair of the Seattle University Board of Trustees.

Photo Gallery

President Eduardo accepts the medal of Seattle University President

President Eduardo M. Peñalver

Tribal Blessing

The Coast Salish National Anthem is presented by Beverly Ann Peters & family, Swinomish

Inauguration Mass

The Very Reverend Sean O. Carroll, S.J., Provincial of Jesuits West embraces President Peñalver

Father Steve and President Eduardo

President Emeritus Stephen Sundborg, S.J. congratulates President Peñalver

President Eduardo entering Inauguration Mass

President Peñalver and his mother await the procession into the Inauguration Mass.

Violin Performance

Dr. Quinton Morris, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music performs.

President Eduardo given Jesuit Mission

Arturo Araujo, S.J. , Rector of Seattle University's Jesuit community

Benaroya Hall Audience

Seattle U Faculty and staff fill the seats at the Inauguration event at Benaroya Hall.

Crowd applauds
Faculty and Staff wait inside Benaroya Hall

Members of Seattle U's faculty, staff await the beginning of the academic procession.

Schedule of Events

The inauguration of Seattle University's 22nd President, Eduardo M. Peñalver was celebrated through a series of events Thursday, September 23 and Friday September 24, 2021.

Inauguration Mass

Thursday September 23, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
St. James Cathedral

Inauguration Ceremony

Friday September 24, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.
Benaroya Hall

Community Reception

Friday September 24, 2021 | Following Ceremony
Seattle University Campus