Accreditation at Seattle Pacific University

SPU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This action follows an intensive institutional self-study with a full review and visit by evaluators from NWCCU. The most recent complete process concluded in spring 2016 with our year-seven report and visit. A year-one report was completed spring 2017 and an ad hoc report, connected to the spring 2016 report, will be submitted in spring 2018.

For further information about the accreditation process, visit the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

For further information about SPU’s accreditation status, contact Cynthia Price, PhD, vice provost for academic affairs and accreditation liaison officer, at cprice@spu.edu or 206-281-2179.

Our Presidents


1893–1916
Alexander A. Beers, MA

1916–26
Orrin E. Tiffany, PhD

1926–59
C. Hoyt Watson, LittD

1959–68
C. Dorr Demaray, LittD

1968–82
David L. McKenna, PhD

1982–91
David C. Le Shana, PhD

1991–94
Curtis A. Martin, PhD

1994–95
E. Arthur Self, PhD

1995–2012
Philip W. Eaton, PhD

2012–
Daniel J. Martin, JD, EdD
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