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.

The President’s View

This year President Dan Martin will be offering glimpses — via Twitter — of his unique view on the SPU experience.

Funding to Restore Alexander Hall Now Complete

Thanks to an outpouring of prayers and financial gifts and pledges from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Seattle Pacific University, the $6.2 million fundraising goal to restore historic Alexander Hall has successfully concluded.

More than 350 gifts were received. Thank you to all who have assured the landmark’s preservation for many more generations to come.

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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