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Stephen Sundborg

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Stephen Vincent Sundborg, S.J. (born 1943) is an American Jesuit and theologian. He has served as the 21st President of Seattle University since July 1997.[1][2]

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
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21st President of
Seattle University
Assumed office
July 1997
Personal details
Profession Jesuit priest, theologian
Religion Roman Catholic (Society of Jesus)

Sundborg was raised in the Territory of Alaska.[1] His father, George Walter Sundborg (1913-2009), was a newspaper reporter and editor, and longtime assistant to Ernest Gruening when Governor and U.S. Senator from the new State of Alaska. George Sundborg was a delegate to the Alaska State Constitutional convention in 1955-56, where, as Chairman of the Committee on Style and Drafting, he was responsible for selecting most of the words in that document.[3] [2]

Stephen Sundborg entered the Society of Jesus in 1961 and was ordained a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest in 1974 in Seattle.[4] In 1982, he obtained a doctorate in spirituality from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[4] He taught theology at Seattle University from 1982 until 1990, when he was appointed the Provincial of the Northwest Jesuits, a position he held until 1996.[1] Sundborg also served as the rector of the Jesuit community at Seattle University beginning in 1986.[1][2]

In July 1997, Father Sundborg became the 21st President of Seattle University.[1] He is well known around campus as "Father Steve". In 2017 the Trustees appointed him to another 5-year term.

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