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Daniel J. Martin, JD, EdD
BA, Southern Nazarene University, 1989; JD, University of Kansas, 1993; MBA, University of Kansas, 1993; EdD, University of Kansas, 1998; EdD, University of Pennsylvania, 2006. At SPU since 2012.
Jeffrey B. Van Duzer, JD

Provost, Professor of Law and Ethics
BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1976; JD,Yale Law School, 1979. At SPU since 2001.

Ruth L. Adams, MS

University Registrar
BA, Warner Pacific College, 1984; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 1991. At SPU since 1988.

Bruce D. Congdon, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences - Sciences Division; Professor of Biology
BS, College of the Ozarks, 1979; MS, Colorado State University, 1981; PhD, University of California-Riverside, 1985. At SPU since 1985.

Margaret Diddams, PhD

Director for the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development; Director of SERVE; Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
BA, Wheaton College, 1982; MA, New York University, 1988; PhD, New York University, 1994. At SPU since 1993.

Rick Eigenbrood, PhD

Dean of the School of Education; Professor of Education

BA Dordt College, 1974; MEd, University of Washington, 1979; PhD, University of Iowa, 1987. At SPU since 2001.

Michael Paulus, PhD

University Librarian
BA, University of Washington, 1993; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002; MLIS, Rutgers University, 2004. At SPU since 2011.

Cynthia J. Price, PhD

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs/Curriculum and Assessment; Professor of Sociology
BA, Westmont College, 1983; MA, Washington State University, 1986; PhD, 1990. At SPU since 1993.

Mícheál D. Roe, PhD
  Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community; Professor of Psychology
BA, Revelle College, University of California, 1973; MEd, University of Washington, 1975; PhD, University of Washington, 1981. At SPU since 1988.
Debra L. Sequiera, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences - Arts and Humanities Division; Professor of Communication

BA, San Francisco State University, 1976; MA, 1978; PhD, University of WAshington, 1987.  At SPU 1978-85 and since 1990.

Douglas M. Strong, PhD
  Dean of the School of Theology; Professor of the History of Christianity
BA, Houghton College, 1978; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981; PhD Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990. At SPU since 2007.
Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  Dean of the School of Health Sciences; Professor of Nursing
BSN, Grand Valley State University, 1980; MN, University of Washington, 1983; PhD, University of Washington, 1996. At SPU since 2012.
Joseph Williams, PhD

Dean of the School of Business and Economics

BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1978; MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; MBA, University of Texas-Austin, 1982; PhD, University of Texas-Austin, 1987. At SPU since 2013.

Janet L. Ward, MPA

Associate Vice President for Information and Data Management
BA, Washington State University, 1977; MPA, The Evergreen State College, 1986. At SPU since 1988.

W. Tali Hairston, MA

Director, The John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development
BA, University of Washington, 1994;  MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007. At SPU since 2001.


Vice President for Student Life
BA, Houghton College, 1983; MS, State University of New York, College at Buffalo, 1985; EdD, Seattle University, 2004. At SPU since 2004.

Joel Perez, PhD

Dean of Students for Community Life

BA, Biola University, 1995; MEd, Azusa Pacific University, 1998; PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 2010.  At SPU since 2013.

Jacquelyn Smith-Bates, EdD

Dean of Student Learning Support Services; Director of Center for Career and Calling
BA, Azusa Pacific College, 1978; MA, Azusa Pacific University, 1983. EdD; Seattle Pacific University 2003.  At SPU since 1986.

Niki Amarantides, MA

Director for the Center for Learning
BA, Houghton College, 1974; MA, University of Maryland, 1977. At SPU since 2007.

P. Jean Brown, BSN, RN

Director, Health Services
BSN, Seattle Pacific University, 1974.  At SPU since 1982.

Gabriel Jacobsen, MAHE

Director for Residence Life

BA, San Diego Christian College, 2002; MAHE, Geneva College, 2008. At SPU since 2013.

Susan Okamoto Lane, MEd

Director of Multi-Ethnic Programs; Interim Director of Student Programs
BA, University of Washington, 1974; MEd, Lewis and Clark College, 1976. At SPU since 1983.

Steven A. Maybell, PhD

Director of Student Counseling Center
BA, California State University, Long Beach, 1972; MSW, San Diego State University, 1976; PhD; LaJolla University, 1980. At SPU since 2005.

Bob Zurinsky, DMin

Assistant Director of University Ministries

BA, BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2002; MCS, Regent College, 2007; DMin, Drew University, 2013. At SPU since 2004.

Erin E. O’Connell, MS

Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator
BA, University of Washington, 1996; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 2001. At SPU since 2003.

Mark Collings, BA, BS

Head Men's Soccer Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2001; BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2001. At SPU since 2001.

Jessie Christensen, MEd

Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2008. MEd; University of Washington, 2009 At SPU since 2008.

Jason Durocher, MA

Head Athletic Trainer
BS, Cal State University Fresno, 1997; MA, Whitworth University 1999. At SPU since 2008.

Ryan Looney, MS
  Head Men’s Basketball Coach
BS, Eastern Oregon University, 1998. MS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 2001. At SPU since 2009.
Amy Foster, BA

Assistant Athletic Director- Business and Operations
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1993; At SPU since 2006

Keith P. Jefferson, BA

Head Crew Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1983. At SPU 1987–1989 and since 1990.

Chris D. Johnson, BA

Head Volleyball Coach
BA, Westmont College, 2002. At SPU since 2004.

Mark Moschetti, BA

Assistant Sports Information Director
BA, Seattle University, 1982. At SPU since 2008.

Adam Finch, BA

Director of Intramural and Club Sports; Facilities Manager
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2002. At SPU since 2013

Dan Lepse, BA

Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director
BA, University of Washington, 1987; At SPU since 2008.

Karl Lerum, MA

Head Track and Field  and Cross Country Coach
BA., Pacific Lutheran University, 1998; MA, Trinity College, 2002. At SPU 2000, 2003, and since 2005.

D'Andre Montgomery, MS

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
BA, Louisiana State University, 1998; MS, Canisuis College, 2013. At SPU since 2013.

Chuck T. Sekyra, BA

Head Women’s Soccer Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1989. At SPU 1998–2000 and since 2003.

Laurel J. Tindall, BA

Women’s Gymnastic Coach, Director of Falcon Gymnastics Center
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1975. At SPU since 1975.

Julie Heisey, MEd

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
BA., Northwest Nazarene College, 1989; MEd, Southern Nazarene College, 1994. At SPU since 2005.


Senior Vice President for University Relations
BA, Nyack College, 1973; M.A., New School for Social Research, 1977. At SPU since 1981.

John L. Glancy, EdD

Director of Graduate Admissions and Marketing
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1970; M.C., University of Washington, 1979. EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2005.  At SPU 1970–1972, 1973–1976, and since 1980.

Jennifer J. Gilnett, BA

Director of University Communications, Senior Editor Response
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1981. MA, University of Washington, 1987. At SPU 1981–1985 and since 1987.

Jordan L. Grant, MPA

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Student Financial Services
BA, University of Oregon, 1993; MPA, Seattle University, 2004. At SPU since 2004.

Jobe Korb-Nice, BA

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
BA, Gordon College, 1997; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2010; At SPU since 2002.

To Be Determined

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations


Vice President for Business and Finance
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988; MBA, Seattle University, 1991; CPA, State of Washington, 1994. At SPU since 1993.

David B. Church, BS

Assistant Vice President for Facility Management
BS, Seattle Pacific University, 1981. At SPU since 1981.

Cherry C. Gilbert, BA, CPA

Director of Budget and Finance

BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1995; CPA, State of Washington, 1999. At SPU since 2001.

Murray J. Lawson, BC

Director of University Services
BC, Mount Allison University, 1967. At SPU since 2001.

Gordon A. Nygard, MBA

Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, Seattle Pacific Foundation and Assistant Vice President for Endowment and Gift Planning
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1973. MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2005. At SPU since 1988.

David W. Tindall, MS

Assistant Vice President for Technology Services
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1975; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 1989. At SPU since 1975.

Steve M. Whitehouse, MBA
BA, Bethel College, 1985. MBA, University of St. Thomas, 2002. At SPU since 2002.

Senior Vice President for Business and Planning
BS, Seattle Pacific College, 1971; CPA, State of Washington, 1973; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988. At SPU since 1980.

Nicholas R. Glancy, JD

Associate Vice President for Risk Management and University Counsel

BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2002; JD, Harvard Law School, 2006; Executive LLM, New York University, 2012. At SPU since 2013.

Thomas W. Box, MBA

President of the Seattle Pacific Foundation
BA, Biola University, 1974; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 1993. At SPU 1980–1984 and since 1989.

Gordon A. Nygard, MBA

Vice President and Treasurer, Seattle Pacific Foundation
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1973. MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2005. At SPU since 1988.

W. Mark Reid, AA

Director of Safety and Security
AA, Judson Baptist College, 1978. At SPU since 1986.

Gary E. Womelsduff, MA
  Director of Human Resources
BS, Northern Arizona University, 1981. MA, University of Phoenix, 1991. At SPU since 2007.
Dean O. Carrell, BA

Director of Development-Major Gifts and Campaigns
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1987. At SPU since 1999.

Gabrielle Dudley, BA

Director of Development-Stewardship and Major Gifts

BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1982. At SPU since 2006.

Katie Sims

Director of Advancement Services
BA, California Lutheran University, 2002. At SPU since 2008.

Marlon Sandlin, MDiv

Director of Development-Gift Planning
BA., University of California-Berkley, 1975. MDiv, Fuller Seminary, 1979. At SPU since 2001.

Philip W. Eaton, PhD

BA, Whitworth College, 1965; MA, Arizona State University, 1966; PhD, 1971. At SPU 1995–2012. Emeritus since 2012.

David C. Le Shana, PhD

AB, Taylor University, 1953; MA, Ball State University, 1959; PhD, University of Southern California, 1967; LHD, George Fox College, 1982. At SPU 1982–91. Emeritus since 1991.

Curtis A. Martin, PhD

President; Professor of Education
BAEd, Seattle Pacific College, 1955; BD, Bethel Theological Seminary, 1958; MA, University of Washington, 1963; PhD, 1968. At SPU 1964–70, 1972–94. Emeritus since 1994.

David L. McKenna, PhD

BA, Western Michigan University, 1951; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1953; MA, University of Michigan, 1955; PhD, University of Michigan, 1958. At SPU 1968–82. Emeritus since 1982.


Alumni Association

The Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association connects alumni and friends of SPU to build lifelong relationships, supporting the University's mission of engaging the culture and changing the world. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations supports the work of the Alumni Association through a wide variety of engagement opportunities, including the online alumni directory, annual events including Homecoming and class reunions, and campus resources like the Center for Career and Calling.

Three times a year, Seattle Pacific University publishes and sends free to alumni and friends of SPU, Response magazine. Alumni also receive Connections, a free e-newsletter mailed three times a year.

Alumni are encouraged to keep the Association informed of changes in address and employment, births, marriages, and any other information of interest to their fellow members through our online directory. Stay connected to SPU through these alumni benefits:

  • Exclusive online alumni directory — network with classmates and reconnect with old friends.
  • Join the SPU Alumni Facebook page for current events and the latest SPU news.
  • Receive vocational advice through the Center for Career and Calling.
  • Enjoy a $2 per ticket discount to all Falcon home games (up.  to 4 tickets per transaction).

The Alumni Center is located at 316 West Nickerson, welcoming visitors on weekdays from 8 -5 p.m. Visit spu.edu/alumni to learn more.

  Alumni Board
  Gary Newbill '64  Chair
  Keith Phillips ’56  Vice Chair
  Molly Montgomery Sheffield ’92  Secretary
  Representatives at Large
  Greg Asimakoupoulos ’74
  Dawn Zook ’81
  Appointive Members
  Kathy Mayhle ‘58
  Karen Teel ’74
  Doug Sheldon ’81
  Sharon Wortman ’63
  Staff Representatives
  Linda Nolte '82,Assistant Director, Alumni and Parent Relations
  Bobbie Taylor, Program Manager
  Holly Harris Wood '07, Coordinator, Alumni and Parent Relations


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