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Michael Podlin named VP of UA

Posted on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

MichaelPodlin_150x150Seattle University has named Michael Podlin vice president for University Advancement.

Podlin had been serving in this role on an interim basis since November 2013. His appointment, which followed a national search, was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Podlin joined SU a year ago as associate vice president for development, bringing with him substantial experience and expertise in fundraising, particularly in higher education. Throughout the past several months, he has led University Advancement through a period of transition while laying the foundation for the university's capital campaign.

"I look forward to working closely with Michael in the years ahead to raise unprecedented financial resources and support for the university and our students, as well as to engage our alumni more fully," said President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

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Swanson appointed nursing dean

Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

KristenSwanson_267Kristen Swanson has been appointed the new dean for the College of Nursing. She comes to SU from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill where she currently serves as an alumni distinguished professor and dean of the School of Nursing. Read more »
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Preliminary FY15 budget approved

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FY15 Budget: The Board of Trustees approved the preliminary FY15 budget (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) on Feb. 27, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced. He wrote: "The $208 million budget, which is an increase of 2.5 percent over last year's final budget, invests in our strategic priorities and keeps the university on a fiscally responsible path. It further responds to the needs of our students by keeping tuition increases moderate-the FY15 undergraduate tuition increase will be the lowest in five years-and makes more financial aid available to them." Faculty and staff can read more about the budget at FY15

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Get SU on the road!

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SeattleUPlates_267Help get SU on the road! Click here to learn how you can support a bill now before the state senate to create a Seattle U license plate. All of the proceeds from the sale of the plates will support scholarships for SU students.

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SU mourns passing of SU legend Ed O'Brien

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EddieOBrien_WCSU legend Ed O'Brien starred alongside his twin brother John as a student-athlete in the 1950s. A faithful supporter, he never stopped giving back to his Alma Mater. He passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 83. Click here to read more.

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For those most in need

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014

Kudos to SU's Chi Sigma Iota Counselor Honors Society which collaborated with SUYI partner Village Spirit Center for Community Change and Healing to participate in the Adopt a Family Program. A project of Catholic Community Services, Village Spirit is housing program for families meeting criteria for homelessness prior to admission. Donors included graduate students, staff, faculty and staff from the College of Education and across the university. Bill O'Connell and Kristi Lee of the College of Education report that the families communicated a warm thank you to the generosity of the donors and student organizers.
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Unforgettable

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013

MandelaSundborg_360Seattle University joins in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. The human rights activist is pictured here with SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., when he visited the university Dec. 9, 1999 to receive an honorary degree and meet with 1,000 people from 10 colleges and 12 high schools.
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