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Father William Sullivan

Seattle Walk of Fame

 
 
Father William Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
1. Father William Sullivan Marker
Inscription. Father Sullivan served as president of Seattle University from 1976-1996, leading it into a prosperous time of record enrollment, financial stability and new academic programs. An insightful leader in the Seattle community, he served as chairman of the Organizing Committee that brought the 1990 Goodwill Games to our city.
 
Erected by Nordstrom.
 
Location. 47° 36.738′ N, 122° 20.142′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 6th Avenue and Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop Records) (here, next to this marker); Gerard Schwarz (here, next to this marker); Paul G. Allen & Bill Gates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Harte McGraw (about 600 feet away); First Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); "This Market Is Yours" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crystal Pool (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Brooklyn Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sullivan, William J., SJ (HistoryLink.org, Paula Becker)
Father William Sullivan Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
2. Father William Sullivan Marker - Wide View
Looking north along the Sixth Avenue side of Nordstrom from Pine Street, with the Father William Sullivan marker visible, followed by the markers for Sub Pop and Gerard Schwarz.
. Father William J. Sullivan is a Jesuit priest who for 20 years (1976-1996) served as president of Seattle University. During his presidency he guided that institution's growth and stabilized its financial foundation. Following his tenure as president, he served for another 11 years as chancellor. Sullivan also distinguished himself as a leader in the greater Seattle community. He chaired the Seattle Organizing Committee for the 1990 Goodwill Games and volunteered his considerable expertise for the benefit of many educational organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle-King County Association of Realtors named Father Sullivan First Citizen of 1990. In 2009 Seattle University honored former president and chancellor Sullivan by naming him President Emeritus of Seattle University. (Submitted on November 15, 2016.) 

2. The Rev. William Sullivan... dies at 84 (Seattle Times, 6/17/2015). (Submitted on November 15, 2016.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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