Office of the President

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President Daniel Martin, Seattle Pacific University’s 10th president in 121 years, came to SPU after serving as a university administrator and president for 18 years. He served SPU with distinction for nine years.

Resignation announcement

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SPU President Daniel J. Martin announced his resignation in an email to the SPU community on March 30, 2021. He also released a short personal farewell video to the campus.




Learn more about Seattle Pacific University’s history.

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

2012–2021
Daniel J. Martin