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

First
Last
Board position
Occupation
Hometown
Bruce
Bjerke '72
Chair
Attorney and Partner - Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Seattle, Wash.
Brenda
Morris '91
Vice Chair
CFO - 5.11 Tactical
Irvine, Calif.
Brad
Tilden '83
Secretary
President & CEO - Alaska Airlines & Alaska Airlines Group
Seattle, Wash.
Sheri
Tonn
Treasurer
Vice President for Finance and Operations - Pacific Lutheran University, Advisory Non-Voting Member to the Board
Tacoma, Wash.
Thomas W.
Krise
Ex-Officio
President - Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wash.

MEMBERS

First
Last
Occupation
Hometown
Daniel
Alsaker
President, Alsaker Corporation
Spokane, Wash.
Neal
Arntson '58
Chairman, Albina Fuel Company
Vancouver, Wash.
Linda
Barbo '63
Community Volunteer
Seattle, Wash.
Dale
Benson '63
Retired Investment Manager
Portland Ore.
Gayle
Berg '72
Homemaker/Rancher, Berg Ranch Co.
Martinsdale, Mont.
David
Brauer-Rieke '78
Bishop, Oregon Synod, ELCA
Milwaukie, Ore.
Andrew
Finstuen '99
Associate Professor & Director of Honors College, Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Edward
Grogan '93
Financial Planner and President, Summit Financial Group
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Darren
Hamby '87, '92
Sr. Vice President and Director of HR, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Seattle, Wash.
Roe
Hatlen '65
Owner, Hatlen Investments
Apple Valley, Minn.
Darryl (Tony)
Hicks '75
Corporate Executive, Hospira Worldwide
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mack
Hogans
Consultant & CEO, Mack Hogans Consulting Services, LLC
Bellevue, Wash
Richard
Jaech
Bishop, Southwestern Washington Synod
Tacoma, Wash.
Estelle
Kelley '82
Corporate Director and Ph.D. Candidate
Portland, Ore.
Lisa
Kittilsby '84
Vice President, Miles Sand & Gravel Company
Mercer Island, Wash.
Mark
Knudson '70
President and CEO, EnteroMedics, Inc.
Shoreview, Minn.
Lisa
Korsmo '87
Teacher, Custer Elementary School
Lakewood, Wash.
Jon
Kvinsland '63
Dentist, Kvinsland Dentistry
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Michelle
Long '85
Manager, Biofuels, Chevron
Katy, Texas
Osamu
Matsutani
Physician
Anchorage, Alaska
Brenda
Morris '91
CFO, 5.11 Tactical
Lake Tapps, Wash.
David
Peters
Director for Evangelical Mission, Montana Synod, ELCA
Billings, Mont.
Nancy
Powell
Real Estate Developer, Northface Development Company
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Jeffrey
Rippey '78
Director, JFR Foundation
Portland, Ore.
Pam
Russell '72
Retired Solutions Manager, IBM
San Diego, Calif.
Jan
Ruud '79
Pastor, St. Mark's Lutheran Church by the Narrows
Tacoma, Wash.
Donna
Schlitt
Community Volunteer
Portland, Ore.
Jerry
Skaga '72, '73
Retired Educator and Real Estate Investor
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Charleen
Tachibana '77
Senior VP, Hospital Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Woodinville, Wash.
Brad
Tilden '83
President & CEO, Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group
Seattle, Wash.
Tom Eric
Vraalsen
Ambassador/Special Adviser to Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oslo, Norway
Martin
Wells
Bishop, Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod, ELCA
Spokane, Wash.
Donald
Wilson '74
President & General Manager, Wilson Construction Company
Lake Oswego, Ore.
Andrew
Yee
Spiritual Care Director, Josephine Sunset Home
Camano Island, Wash.