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Daniel J. Martin, JD, EdD
BA, Southern Nazarene University, 1989; JD, University of Kansas, 1993; MBA, University of Kansas, 1993; EdD, University of Kansas, 1998; EdD, University of Pennsylvania, 2006. At SPU since 2012.
Jeffrey B. Van Duzer, JD

Provost, Professor of Law and Ethics
BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1976; JD,Yale Law School, 1979. At SPU since 2001.

Ruth L. Adams, MS

University Registrar
BA, Warner Pacific College, 1984; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 1991. At SPU since 1988.

Bruce D. Congdon, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Biology
BS, College of the Ozarks, 1979; MS, Colorado State University, 1981; PhD, University of California-Riverside, 1985. At SPU since 1985.

Margaret Diddams, PhD

Director for the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development; Director of SERVE; Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
BA, Wheaton College, 1982; MA, New York University, 1988; PhD, New York University, 1994. At SPU since 1993.

Rick Eigenbrood, PhD

Dean of the School of Education; Professor of Education

BA Dordt College, 1974; MEd, University of Washington, 1979; PhD, University of Iowa, 1987. At SPU since 2001.

Michael Paulus, PhD

University Librarian
BA, University of Washington, 1993; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002; MLIS, Rutgers University, 2004. At SPU since 2011.

Cynthia J. Price, PhD

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Curriculum and Assessment; Professor of Sociology
BA, Westmont College, 1983; MA, Washington State University, 1986; PhD, 1990. At SPU since 1993.

Mícheál D. Roe, PhD
  Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community; Professor of Psychology
BA, Revelle College, University of California, 1973; MEd, University of Washington, 1975; PhD, University of Washington, 1981. At SPU since 1988.
Douglas M. Strong, PhD
  Dean of the School of Theology; Professor of the History of Christianity
BA, Houghton College, 1978; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981; PhD Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990. At SPU since 2007.
Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  Dean of the School of Health Sciences; Professor of Nursing
BSN, Grand Valley State University, 1980; MN, University of Washington, 1983; PhD, University of Washington, 1996. At SPU since 2012.
Joseph Williams, PhD

Dean of the School of Business and Economics

BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1978; MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; MBA, University of Texas-Austin, 1982; PhD, University of Texas-Austin, 1987. At SPU since 2013.

The Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development
W. Tali Hairston, MA

Director, The John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development
BA, University of Washington, 1994;  MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007. At SPU since 2001.


Vice President for Student Life
BA, Houghton College, 1983; MS, State University of New York, College at Buffalo, 1985; EdD, Seattle University, 2004. At SPU since 2004.

Niki Amarantides, MA

Director for the Center for Learning
BA, Houghton College, 1974; MA, University of Maryland, 1977. At SPU since 2007.

Dale Anderson, MEd

Director of Student Programs
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1987; MEd, Seattle University, 2005. At SPU since 2005.

P. Jean Brown, BSN, RN

Director, Health Services
BSN, Seattle Pacific University, 1974.  At SPU since 1982.

Susan Okamoto Lane, MEd

Director of Multi-Ethnic Programs
BA, University of Washington, 1974; MEd, Lewis and Clark College, 1976. At SPU since 1983.

Steven A. Maybell, PhD

Director of Student Counseling Center
BA, California State University, Long Beach, 1972; MSW, San Diego State University, 1976; PhD; LaJolla University, 1980. At SPU since 2005.

Jacquelyn Smith-Bates, EdD

Director of Center for Career and Calling
BA, Azusa Pacific College, 1978; MA, Azusa Pacific University, 1983. EdD; Seattle Pacific University 2003.  At SPU since 1986.

Stephen Michael Newby, PhD

Director of University Ministries, Center for Worship; Assistant Professor of Music
BA, Madonna University 1984; MM, University of Mass Amherst 1987; DMA, University of Michigan Ann Arbor 1994. At SPU since 2005.

Erin E. O’Connell, MS

Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator
BA, University of Washington, 1996; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 2001. At SPU since 2003.

Mark Collings, BA, BS

Head Men's Soccer Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2001; BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2001. At SPU since 2001.

Erika Daligcon, BA

Head Cross Country Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1998. At SPU since 2002.

Jason Durocher, MA

Head Athletic Trainer
BS, Cal State University Fresno, 1997; MA, Whitworth University 1999. At SPU since 2008.

Ryan Looney, MS
  Head Men’s Basketball Coach
BS, Eastern Oregon University, 1998. MS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 2001. At SPU since 2009.
Robert C. Huber, MA

Associate Athletic Director
BA, Whitworth College, 1962; MA, California State University-Long Beach, 1965. At SPU since 1976.

Keith P. Jefferson, BA

Head Crew Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1983. At SPU 1987–1989 and since 1990.

Chris D. Johnson, BA

Head Volleyball Coach
BA, Westmont College, 2002. At SPU since 2004.

Chris N. Johnson, BA

Sports Information Director
BA, Whitworth College, 2007. At SPU since 2007.

Howard E. Kellogg, BA

Director of Intramural and Club Sports; Facilities Manager
BA, Whitworth College, 1972. At SPU since 1981.

Dan Lepse, BA

Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director
BA, University of Washington, 1987; At SPU since 2008.

Karl Lerum, MA

Head Track and Field Coach
BA., Pacific Lutheran University, 1998; MA, Trinity College, 2002. At SPU 2000, 2003, and since 2005.

Donte Quinine, MA

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
BA, University of Oregon, 2004; MA, Gongzaga University, 2006. At SPU since 2004.

Chuck T. Sekyra, BA

Head Women’s Soccer Coach
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1989. At SPU 1998–2000 and since 2003.

Laurel J. Tindall, BA

Women’s Gymnastic Coach, Director of Falcon Gymnastics Center
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1975. At SPU since 1975.

Julie van Beek, MEd

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
BA., Northwest Nazarene College, 1989; MEd, Southern Nazarene College, 1994. At SPU since 2005.


Senior Vice President for Administration and University Relations
BA, Nyack College, 1973; M.A., New School for Social Research, 1977. At SPU since 1981.

John L. Glancy, EdD

Director of Graduate Admissions and Marketing
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1970; M.C., University of Washington, 1979. EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2005.  At SPU 1970–1972, 1973–1976, and since 1980.

Jennifer J. Gilnett, BA

Director of University Communications, Senior Editor Response
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1981. MA, University of Washington, 1987. At SPU 1981–1985 and since 1987.

Jordan L. Grant, MPA

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Student Financial Services
BA, University of Oregon, 1993; MPA, Seattle University, 2004. At SPU since 2004.

Jobe Korb-Nice, BA

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
BA, Gordon College, 1997; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2010; At SPU since 2002.

Janet L. Ward, MPA

Associate Vice President for Information and Data Management
BA, Washington State University, 1977; MPA, The Evergreen State College, 1986. At SPU since 1988.


Senior Vice President for Business and Planning
BS, Seattle Pacific College, 1971; CPA, State of Washington, 1973; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988. At SPU since 1980.

David B. Church, BS

Assistant Vice President for Facility Management
BS, Seattle Pacific University, 1981. At SPU since 1981.

Craig G. Kispert, MBA, CPA

Associate Vice President for Business and Finance
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988; MBA, Seattle University, 1991; CPA, State of Washington, 1994. At SPU since 1993.

Murray J. Lawson, BC

Director of University Services
BC, Mount Allison University, 1967. At SPU since 2001.

Gordon A. Nygard, MBA

Vice President and Treasurer, Seattle Pacific Foundation and Assistant Vice President for Endowment and Gift Planning
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1973. MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2005. At SPU since 1988.

W. Mark Reid, AA

Director of Safety and Security
AA, Judson Baptist College, 1978. At SPU since 1986.

David W. Tindall, MS

Assistant Vice President for Technology Services
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1975; MS, Seattle Pacific University, 1989. At SPU since 1975.

Steve M. Whitehouse, MBA
BA, Bethel College, 1985. MBA, University of St. Thomas, 2002. At SPU since 2002.
Gary E. Womelsduff, MA
  Director of Human Resources
BS, Northern Arizona University, 1981. MA, University of Phoenix, 1991. At SPU since 2007.

Vice President for University Advancement
BA, Biola University, 1974; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 1993. At SPU 1980–1984 and since 1989.

Dean O. Carrell, BA

Director of Development-Major Gifts
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1987. At SPU since 1999.

Kenneth E. Cornell Jr., MBA

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1985; MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 1994. At SPU since 1990.

Katie Sims

Director of Advancement Services
BA, California Lutheran University, 2002. At SPU since 2008.

Gordon A. Nygard, MBA

Vice President and Treasurer, Seattle Pacific Foundation and Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1973. MBA, Seattle Pacific University, 2005. At SPU since 1988.

Marlon Sandlin, MDiv

Director of Development-Gift Planning
BA., University of California-Berkley, 1975. MDiv, Fuller Seminary, 1979. At SPU since 2001.

Philip W. Eaton, PhD

BA, Whitworth College, 1965; MA, Arizona State University, 1966; PhD, 1971. At SPU 1995–2012. Emeritus since 2012.

David C. Le Shana, PhD

AB, Taylor University, 1953; MA, Ball State University, 1959; PhD, University of Southern California, 1967; LHD, George Fox College, 1982. At SPU 1982–91. Emeritus since 1991.

Curtis A. Martin, PhD

President; Professor of Education
BAEd, Seattle Pacific College, 1955; BD, Bethel Theological Seminary, 1958; MA, University of Washington, 1963; PhD, 1968. At SPU 1964–70, 1972–94. Emeritus since 1994.

David L. McKenna, PhD

BA, Western Michigan University, 1951; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1953; MA, University of Michigan, 1955; PhD, University of Michigan, 1958. At SPU 1968–82. Emeritus since 1982.


Alumni Association

The Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association connects alumni and friends of SPU to build lifelong relationships, supporting the University's mission of engaging the culture and changing the world. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations supports the work of the Alumni Association through a wide variety of engagement opportunities, including the online alumni directory, annual events including Homecoming and class reunions, and campus resources like the Center for Career and Calling.

Three times a year, Seattle Pacific University publishes and sends free to alumni and friends of SPU, Response magazine. Alumni also receive Connections, a free e-newsletter mailed three times a year.

Alumni are encouraged to keep the Association informed of changes in address and employment, births, marriages, and any other information of interest to their fellow members through our online directory. Stay connected to SPU through these alumni benefits:

  • Exclusive online alumni directory — network with classmates and reconnect with old friends.
  • Join the SPU Alumni Facebook page for current events and the latest SPU news.
  • Receive vocational advice through the Center for Career and Calling.
  • Enjoy a $2 per ticket discount to all Falcon home games (up.  to 4 tickets per transaction).

The Alumni Center is located at 316 West Nickerson, welcoming visitors on weekdays from 8 -5 p.m. Visit spu.edu/alumni to learn more.

  Alumni Board
  Gary Newbill '64  Chair
  Keith Phillips ’56  Vice Chair
  Molly Montgomery Sheffield ’92  Secretary
  Representatives at Large
  Greg Asimakoupoulos ’74
  Dawn Zook ’81
  Appointive Members
  Kathy Mayhle ‘58
  Karen Teel ’74
  Doug Sheldon ’81
  Sharon Wortman ’63
  Staff Representatives
  Ken Cornell '85, Director, Alumni and Parent Relations
  Linda Nolte '82,Assistant Director, Alumni and Parent Relations
  Bobbie Taylor, Program Manager
  Holly Harris Wood '07, Coordinator, Alumni and Parent Relations


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