Our Team

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Chris Van Liew

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Phone: (206) 296-2003

Chris Van Liew is the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Seattle University. Reporting to Seattle University's President, he is responsible for guiding institutional strategic planning and implementation. He has a passion for growing people and building communities of practice who can deliver upon a shared vision. Chris is currently pouring his energy into the implementation of Seattle University’s strategic plan, A Jesuit University for a Time of Change: Reigniting Our Strategic Directions, 2022-2027. 
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Morgan Frost

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, Seattle University

Director for Project Delivery and Change Management

Phone: (206) 296-2086

Morgan Frost is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile-certified and holds a Master's in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University. From coach to director, Morgan has served in various roles at SU since 2013. She has coached men's rowing, worked with the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Partners and led IT Services projects and teams. Morgan began her work with the university's Strategic Directions in 2020 while she was senior project manager in IT Services; in 2022, she became Director for Project Delivery and Change Management for the Office of Strategic Initiatives. A leader who embraces opportunities for growth and change, some of her favorite professional interests include the philosophy and methods of Lean and Agile, women in tech and leadership, and work-life policy. Morgan lives with her husband and 4-year-old son in a cohousing community on Vashon Island, bikes everywhere and loves cats.

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Lindsey Jeske

Master of Science in Management and Leadership, Western Governors University

Project Coordinator

Phone: (206) 296-2234

Lindsey Jeske is Project Coordinator on the Strategic Initiatives team at Seattle University. Since joining the University in 2020, Lindsey has been dedicated to supporting the University’s Strategic Directions work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from California Lutheran University, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. Originally from Southern California, Lindsey is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest and enjoys exploring all that Washington has to offer, including the great outdoors and the great coffee. Outside of work, Lindsey is a musician, loves the beach and spending time with her family.  

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Eric Simpson

Master of Business Administration, University of Washington

Strategic Planning Project Manager

Phone: (206) 296-6307

Eric Simpson joined Seattle University in 2021 as a Strategic Planning Project Manager and is on the Core Team driving the work relating to Reigniting Our Strategic Directions. His project management experience includes a role with Expedia's business travel division, Egencia. He led his team in rebuilding how clients request and receive technical support. In addition, Eric created a single globalized client transition procedure from 30 existing processes and relaunched the company's Net Promotor Score survey. A graduate of the University of Washington, Eric holds a Master's in Business Administration and is interested in personal and professional development, entrepreneurship and leveraging technology to automate tasks. Outside of work, Eric is an avid reader who loves going to concerts, traveling the world and experiencing new cultures. 

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Jamie McCormack

Communications Specialist

Phone: (206) 296-5894

Jamie McCormack studied broadcasting at Green River College and was a disc jockey on the school’s FM radio station, KGRG. After college, Jamie joined the advertising department of the Ballard News-Tribune. There, she was encouraged to expand her skillset and contributed content to special sections, wrote op-eds and photographed news events and some high school sports. She eventually joined the Pierce County Community Newspaper Group as advertising director. She created numerous special sections, including Be Well and a historical guide for the Tall Ships festival. As a freelance writer and creative consultant, Jamie has worked with local, national and international clients creating content, print and web collateral, and brand identity. She is devoted to her family and loves music, creative writing, kayaking around the Puget Sound and nature in general.

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-Helen Keller