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Pete C. Menjares now SPU interim president

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Dr. Pete Menjares was named interim president of Seattle Pacific University beginning July 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Menjares served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Vanguard University. Meet the interim president here.




The President’s View: Response magazine

Read what Interim President Menjares shared with Response magazine readers in the most recent issues of SPU’s official magazine.

Certain of an uncertain future,” June 2022

“Sometimes we must be willing to walk through the unknown paths, diligently preparing ourselves for a future that’s not always clear to us at each step along the way.”

“The joy of the Lord,” Dec. 2021

“The night has been long, but we can be so grateful for the sunlight and the joy that comes in the morning.”

News from the President’s Office

To suggest a possible candidate

If you have a suggestion for a potential candidate for the position of SPU president, you can contact FaithSearch Partners. Learn more here.

Board of Trustees moves ahead with presidential search

The SPU Board of Trustees announced that SPU is moving forward with the formal presidential search process to identify Interim President Pete Menjares’ successor.

Dr. Menjares agrees to serve a second year

As the University moves forward with the formal presidential search process, Dr. Menjares agreed to serve a second year as interim president for Seattle Pacific University, announced Board of Trustees chair, Dean Kato, on Aug. 25, 2022.

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

2012–21
Daniel J. Martin

2021–
Pete C. Menjares, interim