Catalog 2013-2014

Board of Regents

Ownership, Support, Government:
The university is owned and operated by Pacific Lutheran University, Inc., a Washington corporation whose purpose is higher learning. The PLU corporation meets annually on the PLU campus to elect regents and to conduct other business. The corporation consists of 125 delegates from the six synods of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 37-member Board of Regents includes members of ELCA congregations, representatives from the Alumni Association, at-large members, bishops from the synods of Region I, and the university president.

The policy making and governing body of the University is the Board of Regents. On the basis of recommendations made by the president, it charts a course for the university and strives to provide essential funds. The student body and the faculty have non-voting representatives who meet with the board. The installation of new Board of Regents Officers occurs each October. The Board of Regents for the Academic Year of 2012-13 will be installed in October 2012.

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Last
Title
Department
Division
Bruce
Bjerke
Chair
Officers 2012-2013
Board of Regents
James
Hushagen
Vice Chair
Officers 2012-2013
Board of Regents
Eileen
Tellefson
Secretary
Officers 2012-2013
Board of Regents
Thomas W.
Krise
President, PLU,Tacoma, WA
Ex-Officio
Board of Regents
Dale
Benson
Portland, OR ELCA
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
David
Brauer-Rieke
Portland, OR, Bishop ELCA
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Darren
Hamby
Seattle, WA, ELCA
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Darryl (Tony)
Hicks
Vernon Hills, IL, At-Large
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
James
Hushagen
Tacoma, WA, ELCA (Vice Chair)
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
David
Johnson
Mount Vernon, WA, Alumni
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Lisa
Korsmo
Lakewood, WA, ELCA
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Kathleen
McCallum Sachse
Kirkland, WA, ELCA
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Donald
Morken
Redmond, WA, At-Large
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Larry
Neeb
Kirkwood, MO, At-Large
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Nancy
Powell
Gig Harbor, WA, At-Large
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Eileen
Tellefson
Gig Harbor, WA, ELCA (Secretary)
2010-2013 Term
Board of Regents
Daniel
Alsaker
Spokane, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Neal
Arnston
Vancouver, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Bruce
Bjerke
Seattle, WA, At-Large (Chair)
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
W. Chris
Boerger
Seattle, WA, Bishop ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Estelle
Kelley
Portland, OR, At-Large
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Brenda
Morris
Lake Tapps, WA, At-Large
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Knut
Olson
Lakewood, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Jeffrey
Rippey
Portland, OR, At-Large
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Jerry
Skaga
Gig Harbor, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Charleen
Tachibana
Woodinville, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Bradley
Tilden
Issaquah, WA, At-Large
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Andrew
Yee
Camino Island, WA, ELCA
2011-2014 Term
Board of Regents
Linda
Barbo
Seattle, WA, At-Large
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Gayle
Berg
Martinsdale, MT, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Ed
Grogan
Gig Harbor, WA, ELCS
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Roe
Hatlen
Apple Valley, MN, At-Large
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Lisa
Kittilsby
Mercer Island, WA, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Mark
Knudson
St. Paul, MN, At-Large
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Jon
Kvinsland
Gig Harbor, WA, Alumni
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
David
Peters
Billings, MT, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Donna
Schlitt
Portland, OR, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Tom Eric
Vraalsen
Oslo, Norway, At-Large
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Shelley
Wickstrom
Anchorage, AK, Bishop, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Donald
Wilson
Canby, OR, ELCA
2012-2015 Term
Board of Regents
Laura F.
Majovski
Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Steven J.
Olson
Vice President for Development and University Relations
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Steven P.
Starkovich
Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Karl A.
Stumo
Vice President for Admission and Enrollment Services
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Sheri J.
Tonn
Vice President for Finance and Operations
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Erin
McKenna
Philosophy, Faculty
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Wendelyn
Shore
Psychology, Faculty
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Jill
Whitman
Geosciences, Faculty
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Aaron
Steelquist
ASPLU President, Student
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Emily
Bishop
ASPLU Vice President, Student
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Emily
Peterson
ASPLU Director of Finance, Student
2013-2014 PLU Advisory
Board of Regents
Bishop Mark S.
Hanson
Bishop
Church Officials (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
Board of Regents
Carlos E.
Pena
Vice President
Church Officials (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
Board of Regents
David D.
Swartling
Secretary
Church Officials (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
Board of Regents
Linda O.
Norman
Treasurer
Church Officials (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
Board of Regents
Rev. Stanley
Olson
Executive Director
Church Officials (Division for Vocational Education)
Board of Regents
Rev. Mark
Wilhelm
Associate Executive Director for Educational Partnerships
Church Officials (Division for Vocational Education)
Board of Regents
Marilyn
Olson
Assistant Director for Colleges and Universities
Church Officials (Division for Vocational Education)
Board of Regents