SPU Inaugurates Its 10th President

Seattle Pacific University will hold the presidential inauguration of Dr. Daniel J. Martin on Tuesday, April 2, in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Martin is SPU’s 10th president in its 122-year history.

The day will begin with a Commissioning Service at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus. The official Inauguration Ceremony will be held in McCaw Hall, 2-3:30 p.m.

Martin began his presidency July 1, 2012. Prior to coming to SPU, he was president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a four-year Christian university in Ohio. In more than 18 years in higher education, he has held numerous positions, including executive assistant to the president, vice president for enrollment development, and acting vice president of finance at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas; and vice president for university advancement at Point Loma Nazarene University in California.

Martin holds several advanced degrees, including two EdDs, a JD, and an MBA.

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013