Zoom In With Dan

President Dan Martin begins a new series of Zoom interviews with SPU community members about the impact of COVID-19 on campus operations. The series will provide an insider’s view of the challenges and contributions of senior leaders, students, faculty, and staff around the transition to a new learning environment and community, and a chance to hear about the good things that are happening.

Episode 3

President Dan Martin talks with Omni Lott, Alyssa Buller, Ethan Sager to hear how remote learning is going and their future plans. These three students talk frankly about staying focused, being creative, and finding community during COVID-19.

Episode 2

President Martin talks with two campus leaders about the impact of COVID-19 on our students of color. How are students making sense of the hate and racism they are seeing in their communities, both locally and nationally, and how does SPU — as a community of faith — create spaces for students to process what they are experiencing?  Listen to this thoughtful interview with Sandra Mayo, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Lisa Ishihara, University chaplain.

Episode 1

In the first session, President Martin interviews three key leaders about SPU's conversion to remote learning and resuming full campus operations in the summer and fall. Cindy Price, vice provost for Academic Affairs, talks about preparation by faculty and students as classes switched to a new learning environment; Sandy Mayo, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, shares about the impact of the pandemic on our students of color, and Jeff Jordan, vice president for Student Life, explains the work of building community for students both on- and off-campus and preparations for the fall.