About Puget Sound

About University of Puget Sound

Home for Puget Sound is the creative urban city of Tacoma, Wash. in the pioneering Pacific Northwest. Puget Sound is a community proud to be many things. The student body consists of approximately 2,600 individuals all working hard toward unique goals while engaging the world around them in diverse ways. Many Puget Sound students take on multiple minors, major in interdisciplinary fields, and travel abroad. Some perform at Puget Sound’s renowned School of Music while pursuing degrees in over 50 academic fields. They take on internships, build apps, and start companies as part of the Business and Leadership Program. Many join one of the more than 100 student-run organizations on campus, and sometimes even start their own. Still others do experiments in nearby waterways, mountains, and national parks, or in science lab facilities ranked top 20 in the nation by The Princeton Review. Puget Sound professors personally know their students and receive more Carnegie Foundation teaching awards than any other college in the state.

Past Presidents

2003-2016 Ronald R. Thomas
1992-2003 Susan Resneck Pierce
1973-1992 Philip Phibbs
1942-1973 R. Franklin Thompson
1913-1942 Edward H. Todd
1909-1913 J. C. Zeller
1907-1909 L. L. Benbow
1904-1907 J. E. Williams
1903-1904 E.M. Randall
1902-1903 C. O. Boyer, acting president
1899-1902 Wilmot Whitfield
1892-1899 C. R. Thoburn
1890-1892 Reverend Fletcher B. Cherington