Office of the President

President Martin with students

President Daniel J. Martin, Seattle Pacific University’s 10th president in 121 years, came to SPU after serving as a university administrator and president for 18 years. “I consider SPU one of the nation’s great Christian universities,” he says. “When the opportunity to apply for its presidency arose, it was a natural for me.”

Meet the President

Dan Martin took office on July 1, 2012, and was inaugurated April 2, 2013. He says he was attracted to SPU by its rich history; quality faculty, students, and academic program; urban setting; and commitment to outstanding education informed by Christian faith. Read his full bio.

Funding to Restore Alexander Hall Now Complete

Thanks to an outpouring of prayers and financial gifts and pledges from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Seattle Pacific University, the $6.2 million fundraising goal to restore historic Alexander Hall has successfully concluded.

More than 350 gifts were received. Thank you to all who have assured the landmark’s preservation for many more generations to come.

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–
Daniel J. Martin

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