Emeriti Faculty

The Seattle Pacific University Emeriti Faculty is an organization of SPU faculty and administration whom the University has honored for meritorious service. 

The vision of the Emeriti Faculty is to work toward a world in which people are whole, and love and justice reign.

The mission of Emeriti Faculty is to continue collegial fellowship among members, actively supporting the ongoing mission of the University, and continuing participation in the intellectual and spiritual life of the Christian higher education community. In doing so, recognizing that this enhances the spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being of its members.

New Emeriti Faculty

In 2021, three faculty members and one staff member ended distinguished careers with decades of service:

  • Professor of Political Science, Reed Davis, PhD
  • Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, Robert Wall, ThD
  • Professor of History, Rod Stiling, ThM, PhD
  • Instructor, Manager of Information Systems, Richard Sleight, PhD 

Emeriti Faculty Events 2021-21

Opening Communion/State of the University Address
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 Royal Brougham Pavilion
New Student Convocation
Thursday, September 9, 2021
 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 Tiffany Loop
Day of Common Learning
 Thursday, October 7, 2021
 Monica A. Coleman; Unbreakable: Unifying Principles
 of Long Lasting Communities
 Hosted by the Faculty Life Office
Emeriti Lunch
 *Hosted by the President
Marston Lecture
 *Hosted by the Faculty Life Office
3rd Annual Diversity Lecture
 *Hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence 
Palmer Lecture

Weter Lecture
Walls Lecture
Retirement Dinner
Emeriti Tea
 *Hosted by the Provost 
Ivy Cutting
 *Further details forthcoming 
Graduate Commencement 
Saturday, June 11, 2022
 *Further details forthcoming 
Undergraduate Commencement
 Sunday, June 12, 2022
 *Further details forthcoming 

Emeriti Faculty Contacts

    George Scranton
  Emeriti Faculty President 
 Evette Hackman   Evette Hackman 
  Emeri-Times Editor
 Marilyn Severson

  Marilyn Severson 
  Prayers, Cares, and Concerns Coordinator

Emeriti Faculty Benefits

Privileges for emeriti faculty are as follows:

  • Use of SPU library and library privileges.
  • A mail address, email account, bookstore discount, and dining privileges in Gwinn Commons at faculty rates (in order to gain the library check-out, bookstore, and dining privileges, emeriti need an ID card which can be obtained at SPU's University Services Office (3220 6th Ave. W.).
  • Conversion of Term Life insurance to Whole Life within 30-day period.
  • Continuation of benefits as provided by COBRA.
  • Listing in the University Catalog.
  • Entitlement to participate with the faculty in all University events (e.g., Commencement, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, New Student Convocation).

Additional privileges not listed in the handbook:

  • Free admission to Falcon Athletics events for you and three guests in Royal Brougham Pavilion. (*Emeriti ID card needed)
  • Two free tickets to SPU’s matinee theatre performances.
  • Mid-week Faculty/Staff House reservation privileges at Camp Casey (holidays and summer months excluded).
  • A free campus parking pass provided by the President’s Office each fall.
  • Use of the Graduate/Faculty reading room in the library.
SPU campus

Emeriti Newsletter

Access most recent EmeriTimes Newsletter.

View past editions in the EmeriTimes Newsletter Archive.

Contact Evette Hackman (ehackman@spu.edu) with any questions.

Emeriti Directory

Stay connected! To request a printed or digital copy of the 2020-2021 Directory, email provost@spu.edu

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