Power. Who's got it? What is it? How is it used? Those are the questions that the editorial staff of Washington CEO magazine sought to answer when they asked their readership to vote for the most influential people in Washington state. Named to the "Top 100 People of Power" list published in the March 2002 issue were business leaders, television and sports personalities, artists, politicians, philanthropists, scientists and educators, including Seattle Pacific University President Philip Eaton.

In all, 2,300 readers were polled. They voted for men and women from a list of approximately 300 people compiled by the magazine's editorial staff. In the magazine, Eaton was described as the president of a Free Methodist institution that has "actively sought out interaction with business leaders," a reference to his ongoing personal efforts to "engage the culture" by reaching out into the community. SPU's record enrollments and successful building campaigns were also cited as evidence of the president's institutional leadership.

On the "Top 100" list, Eaton joined notable figures such as Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, entrepreneur Paul Allen, Governor Gary Locke, Boeing Chairman and CEO Phil Condit, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Olchefske, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and some ninety others.

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