On April 10, 2012, the Seattle Pacific University Board of Trustees elected Daniel J. Martin the University’s 10th president in 121 years. President Martin took office on July 1, and was inaugurated April 2, 2013. Advancing SPU’s mission to engage the culture and change the world is not only his first priority as president, but also the theme of this Inaugural Year.
“Have you ever watched something from a distance and wondered what it would be like to see it up close?” President Martin describes the experience of becoming president of SPU after nearly 20 years of observing the University from his various roles in higher education.
Learn more about SPU’s new president and his first few months on the job in an interview with SPU’s magazine Response.
SPU Board Chair Dennis Weibling reflects on the selection of President Martin in “one of the most important searches in Christian higher education.”
Inaugural Year Events
Throughout the spring, SPU will celebrate the Inaugural Year with a series of Academic Showcase events.
On February 26, James Davison Hunter, author of To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, came to SPU for a daylong event that included two public lectures.