Office of the President

The Board of Regents consists of 37 voting members:

  • The President of the university, ex-officio
  • Three Bishops of the synods of Region 1 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Eighteen from the membership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (three are pastors)
  • Three Alumni
  • Twelve at-large regents

OFFICERS

Last
First
Board position
Occupation
Hometown
Knudson '70
Mark
Chair
President & CEO, EnteroMedics
St. Paul, Minnesota
Morris '91
Brenda
Vice Chair
CFO - 5.11 Tactical
Irvine, California
Tilden '83
Brad
Secretary
President & CEO - Alaska Airlines & Alaska Airlines Group
Seattle, Washington
Leon-Guerrero
Anna
Treasurer
Interim VP for Finance and Operations - Pacific Lutheran University, Advisory Non-Voting Member to the Board
Tacoma, Washington
Krise
Thomas W.
Ex-Officio
President - Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington

MEMBERS

Last
First
Occupation
Hometown
Alsaker
Daniel
President, Alsaker Corporation
Spokane, Washington
Barbo '63
Linda
Community Volunteer
Seattle, WA
Benson '63
Dale
Retired Investment Manager
Portland
Berg '72
Gayle
Homemaker/Rancher, Berg Ranch Company
Martinsdale, MT
Brauer-Rieke '78
Dave
Bishop, Oregon Synod, ELCA
Portland, Oregon
Finstuen '99
Andrew
Dean, Honors College, Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Gould '91
Mark
First Vice President & COO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Grogan '93
Edward
Financial Planner and President, Summit Financial Group
Gig Harbor, Washington
Hamby '87, '92
Darren
Sr. Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Seattle, Washington
Hatlen '65
Roe
Owner, Hatlen Investments
Big Fork, Montana
Hicks '75
Tony
Corporate Executive, Hospira Worldwide
Scottsdale, Arizona
Hogans
Mack
Consultant & CEO, Mack Hogans Consulting Services, LLC
Bellevue, Washington
Jaech
Richard
Bishop, Southwestern Washington Synod, ELCA
Tacoma, Washington
Kittilsby '84
Lisa
Vice President, Miles Sand & Gravel Company
Mercer Island, Washington
Knudson '70
Mark
President & CEO, EnteroMedics
St. Paul, Minnesota
Korsmo '87
Lisa
Teacher, Custer Elementary School
Lakewood, Washington
Krise
Thomas
President, Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington
Kvinsland '63
Jon
Dentist, Kvinsland Dentistry
Gig Harbor, Washington
Long '85
Michelle
Manager, Biofuels, Chevron
Katy, Texas
Matsutani
Osamu
Physician
Anchorage, Alaska
Morris '91
Brenda
CEO, 5.11 Tactica
Irvine, California
Peters
Dave
Retired ELCA Pastor
Billings, Montana
Powell
Nancy
Real Estate Developer, Northface Development Company
Gig Harbor, Washington
Rippey '78
Jeff
Director, JFR Foundation
Hood River, Oregon
Russell '72
Pam
Retired Solutions Manager, IBM
San Diego, California
Rothenberger '77
Laura
Director and Clinical Faculty Member, Master of Education in Secondary Special Education Program, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Ruud '79
Jan
Pastor, St. Mark's Lutheran Church by the Narrows
Tacoma, Washington
Schlitt
Donna
Community Volunteer
Portland, Oregon
Severson
Gary
Retired, Banking Executive
Gig Harbor, Washington
Skaga '72, '73
Jerry
Retired Educator and Real Estate Investor
Gig Harbor, Washington
Tachibana '77
Charleen
Senior VP, Hospital Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Woodinville, Washington
Tilden '83
Brad
President & CEO, Alaska Airlines
Seattle, Washington
Vraalsen
Tom
Ambassador/Special Advisor to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Wells
Martin
Bishop, Eastern Washington, Montana Synod, ELCA
Spokane, Washington
Wilson '74
Don
President and General Manager, Wilson Construction Company
Canby, Oregon