Welcome to the 2022-2023 Academic Year

With the fall academic term underway, President Eduardo Peñalver welcomes students, faculty and staff, speaks about SU’s special place in the higher education landscape and highlights the progress being made on the university’s strategic directions as well as the new leaders joining our academic community.

Initiatives & Priorities

Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President Emeritus

Stephen Sundborg, S.J., retired in June 2021 after 24 years as Seattle U’s president. SU’s longest serving president, Father Steve—as he is fondly known—led the university through many of its most pivotal and defining moments of transformation and innovation.

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In the Media/Media Releases

Incoming Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver Rethinks the Future of Learning

Future of Learning
Puget Sound Business Journal

Eduardo Peñalver, who will take Seattle U helm next year, says virtual classrooms won’t replace the residential educational experience.

December 15, 2020

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Eduardo M. Peñalver, from 'First' Latino Law School Dean to 'First' Latino College President

First Latino College President
NBC News

"This is uncharted territory, but we are all doing the best we can," said Peñalver, who will be president of Seattle University.

October 27, 2020

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