Every month the council meets to offer updates regarding committees on which ASC members serve.  If you have questions or concerns related to any of the issues addressed in the meeting minutes or otherwise, please feel free to contact your ASC representative.


Benefits Committee members meet to review and make changes to faculty and staff benefits’ packages.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
ASC Representatives: Sam O’Hara, Seth Spidahl


The Budget Committee reviews and makes changes to how the university spends money and allocates funds to various projects, buildings, and maintenance requests across campus.  This committee meets once per month and is scheduled through Finance and Operations.

Committee Chair: Allan Belton, Vice President for Finance and Administration
ASC Representatives: Katie Hoover, Kelly Poth

Christmas Luncheon

ASC has representatives who sit on the Christmas Luncheon Planning Committee.  This committee is run by Human Resources and meets at least twice in preparation for the December luncheon.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
ASC Representatives: Jason Weaving, Mary Dunaway, Kelly Poth

Distinguished Staff Awards

PLU employees nominate one another for the Distinguished Staff Awards which are presented at the Christmas Luncheon in December.  This committee reviews the nominations and selects the distinguished staff members who the Director of Human Resources will then share with the President’s Council to finalize the award recipients.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
ASC Representative: Alicia Hinckley

Fall Open House

The fun and informative event typically is held in October and is an opportunity for staff and administrators to meet their ASC representative and learn about what the ASC does and what are the current initiatives.  We coordinate guest speakers, raffle prizes, and refreshments at this event.

Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Committee studies and analyzes key issues and recommends policy regarding future directions and priorities of the university.  Committee members are responsible for discussing issues and topics of importance related to the recommendations set forth in the current long-range planning report (e.g., PLU 2020).

Committee Chair: President Krise
ASC Representatives: Alicia Hinckley, Tom Harvey


The Parking Committee meets regularly to discuss parking policy and the needs of the PLU community in regards to campus parking.

Committee Chair: Tom Huelsbeck, Associate Vice President for Campus Life
ASC Representatives: Katie Hoover, Charlie Janicek

Parking Appeals

The Parking Appeals committee meets once per month (except in the beginning of the year when there is a high frequency of appeals, they will meet as needed to process all appeals). The ASPLU Vice-President coordinates all meetings and typically the committee meets in the ASPLU conference room. Please note that this committee reviews parking appeals and differs from the Parking committee.

Committee Chair: Ellie Lapp, ASPLU Vice President
ASC Representatives: Kelly Poth, Jason Weaving

PLU Night at the Rainiers

PLU Night at the Rainiers has become a wonderful tradition as a way to celebrate our PLU community and the end of summer.
The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations invites you to join with our current students, incoming students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff in one big end of summer bash.
For only $10.50 a person, participants will enjoy admission to the game, a hotdog, drink, and chips.
There will be a PLU Hospitality tent with lots of Lute mementos and PLU information, including a free raffle. The entire evening’s program will represent PLU and the best the university has to offer and feature Lute talent and participants, including the National Anthem and the first pitch.

For additional Information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations.

Committee Chair: Jessica Pagel, Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations
ASC Representatives: Jason Weaving, Alicia Hinckley, Tom Harvey, Sam O’Hara


One ASC representative sits on this committee; the general purpose of the committee is to serve as plan fiduciaries on behalf of the University and to manage plan operations and investments.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
ASC Representative: Sam O’Hara

Spring Social

Administrative and staff employees are invited to this informal social for refreshments and to meet their ASC representatives. It’s a great opportunity to see PLU friends meet others on campus.

Stuff the Bus

The Tacoma Communities in Schools (CIS) coordinates with the PLU School of Education and Kinesiology works and the ASC to, in turn, coordinate volunteer donations of school supplies. Drop box sites for school supply donations are offered throughout campus prior to the beginning of school.

ASC Representatives: Alicia Hinckley, Kelly Poth, Tom Harvey, Adam Sripranaratanakul

Veteran's Day Celebration

ASC sponsors a Veteran’s Day Celebration in November to honor all veterans within our community. This event traditionally includes music, a keynote speaker, a photo slideshow of veterans, PLU’s Army ROTC color guard, and concludes with a food and beverage reception.

ASC Representatives: Adam Sripranaratanakul, Jason Weaving

Welcome to PLU

Members of this committee prepare and send welcome packets for all non-faculty employees new to PLU. The packets include information about PLU services and events available to employees as well as introducing the ASC representatives and identifying areas and committees in which the ASC representatives are involved.

ASC Representatives: Adam Sripranaratanakul, Kelly Poth