Office of the President

Thomas W. Krise


Office 253-535-7101

The president oversees the university. PLU has 3,461 students studying 44 majors and 52 minors as well as graduate and professional programs in business administration, finance, creative writing, education, marriage and family therapy, and nursing. PLU hosts more than 100 students clubs and organizations and fields 20 varsity teams competing in the Northwest Conference of NCAA Division III. He is responsible for 737 employees, including a faculty of 283, organized into seven schools and divisions: Arts and Communication, Business, Education and Movement Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences, with a total budget of more than $110 million. He also holds a full professorship with tenure in the Department of English.

Vicky Winters

Director of Administration and Secretary to the Board of Regents

Office 253-535-7110

Deidre Hill

Executive Associate to the President

Office 253-535-7101

Kris Plaehn

Senior Advisor to the President

Office 253-535-7212

Danielle Johnson

Director of University Events

Office 253-535-7011