Colleagues in Jesuit Education

Colleagues in Jesuit Education is a program that gathers together Seattle University faculty, staff and Jesuit colleagues for conversation about our Jesuit and Catholic educational mission in the relaxing atmosphere of a shared meal and evening discussion on three evenings this academic year.  Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Jesuit Community, and coordinated by the Center for Jesuit Education.

Meeting dates for Winter & Spring 2023 and how to register can be found here: Colleagues - Winter/Spring 2023


Thursday, January 19th | Our Jesuit Mission Embodied through Art

  • Arturo Araujo, SJ, will introduce theUniversal Apostolic Preferences 2019-2029 (UAPs) and share images and insights from his experience accompanying students to install works of art at the Jesuit Curia in Rome this summer.
  • Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos will lead the opening reflection.

Wednesday, February 15 | Accompanying Young People in a Hope-Filled Future

  • Kerry Von Esch,PhD will speak about the role of SU’s educational mission to accompany students who then make a hopeful difference for others in the world.  
  • Cynthia Dillardwill lead the opening reflection.

Monday, March 6 |  Walking with People on the Margins

  • LaKesha Kimbroughwill share about the powerful work of walking with students and our neighbors in the Central and International Districts in living our commitment to community engagement.

Thursday, April 27 |  Caring for our Common Home

  • Christina Roberts, PhD and Pat Twohy, SJ, serve as prophets of Indigenous life-ways that embody our common call to protect and safeguard our sacred lands, waters and creatures.

Monday, May 15 |  Discerning the Path Forward

  • Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhDwill guide us in an assessment and discernment about where we as an SU community might be called  as we envision a reignited path forward. 

All sessions will meet from 4-5:30 pm in the LeRoux Conference Center (STCN 160).

All SU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome! 
We hope you’ll join us for any or all sessions.

Learn more here about the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Jesuits for 2019-29.

For more info about Colleagues, contact:

Jen Tilghman-Havens 206-296-2335
Eddie Salazar 206-296-6133