Office of the President

President Martin with students

President Daniel J. Martin, Seattle Pacific University’s 10th president in 121 years, came to SPU after serving as a university administrator and president for 18 years. “I consider SPU one of the nation’s great Christian universities,” he says. “When the opportunity to apply for its presidency arose, it was a natural for me.”

Meet the President

Dan Martin took office on July 1, 2012, and was inaugurated April 2, 2013. He says he was attracted to SPU by its rich history; quality faculty, students, and academic program; urban setting; and commitment to outstanding education informed by Christian faith. Read his full bio.

SPU Presidents


1893–1916
Alexander A. Beers

1916–26
Orrin E. Tiffany

1926–59
C. Hoyt Watson

1959–68
C. Dorr Demaray

1968–82
David L. McKenna

1982–91
David C. Le Shana

1991–94
Curtis A. Martin

1994–95
E. Arthur Self

1995–2012
Philip W. Eaton

2012–
Daniel J. Martin

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