Seattle University President Re-appointed to Another Five-Year Term
University’s Board of Trustees voted in February to reappoint Father Stephen V.
Sundborg, SJ, to another five-year term as president. The board also took
actions to strengthen the university’s socially responsible investing policies.
unanimous decision to a reappoint Fr. Sundborg to a fifth, five-year term,
covering 2017-2022, followed a comprehensive evaluation of Fr. Sundborg’s
service, leadership, and accomplishments. An outside consultancy was engaged to
oversee the evaluation based on in-depth interviews and surveys of university
Steve has led Seattle University to new heights of excellence and impact over
the past two decades,” said Bob Ratliffe, board chair. “Working together with
an exceptional faculty and staff, he has extended the reach of SU’s Jesuit
Catholic education to more students from more regions, elevated the academic
reputation of the university regionally, nationally, and internationally, created
a mission-driven culture across the campus community, established the
nationally recognized Youth Initiative, and engineered Seattle U’s return to
NCAA Division I athletics. We look forward to Fr. Steve’s continued service as
president and working with him over the next five years to build upon an
impressive record of achievement.”
board also approved two important actions related to socially responsible
investing (SRI). The first one was to approve three amendments to the Investment
Policy. The amendments establish the SRI Advisory Working Group; explicitly
restrict the university from making direct investments in fossil fuel
companies; and include environmental, social, and governance factors among the
criteria for selecting and evaluating investment managers.
second action was to approve a charter for the new SRI Advisory Working Group,
a permanent standing sub-committee of the board’s investment committee. As
stated in the charter, the working group will provide information and make
recommendations to the investment committee on SRI issues. It will consist of
key stakeholder representatives, including students, faculty, administrators,
alumni, and trustees.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.