A group picture of the PLU Alumni Board.
Pictured from left to right. Back Row: Brian Laubach, Scott Barnum, Noreen (McEntee) Hobson, Sara Kass, Ruth Foster Koth, Dale Haarr, and Ken Ryals. Front Row: Mike Willis, Rose (Stanek) Norbe, Oneida (Battle) Blagg, Linda (Svendsen) Strand, Sal Mungia, Jackie-Lynn (Sasaki) Andrade, and Jonathan Jackson.

Alumni Board

The mission of the PLU Alumni Board is to assist the university in developing an alumni community whose members demonstrate a lifelong commitment to each other, devotion to PLU’s mission and investment in its future.

The Alumni Board in conjunction with the Alumni & Student Connections office:

  • fosters communication and relationships among alumni, students, faculty and staff
  • enhances alumni commitment to the university through development and support of service, investment, and life long learning opportunities
  • promotes celebration of accomplishments of the university and its students, faculty and alumni

The board meets twice a year on campus and conducts much of its business through the work of various committees.

Nominate someone today!

Know someone who would make a great member of the Alumni Board? Nominate them today. Current Alumni Board Members, other alumni, and PLU faculty, staff and students can submit nominations.

Board Members

NameClass YearCityState
Scott Barnum1977Menlo ParkCalifornia
Sara Kass1988BethesdaMaryland
Brian Laubach1984LakewoodWashington
Jackie-Lynn (Sasaki) Andrade2007HonoluluHawaii
Jonathan Jackson2012LakewoodWashington
Oneida (Battle) Blagg1982, 1991RoyWashington
Dale Haarr (Past President and Regent Representative)1989BillingsMontana
Ruth Foster Koth1988SeattleWashington
Sal Mungia1981TacomaWashington
Linda (Svendsen) Strand (President)1967Mercer IslandWashington
Noreen (McEntee) Hobson2000TacomaWashington
Robert Kratzke1979EdinaMinnesota
Kenneth Ryals1987Beaux ArtsWashington
Mike Willis1972Kent Washington
Rose (Stanek) Norbe2008Gig HarborWashington

Advisory to the Board

NameClass Year
Susan Caulkins1982
Joyce Barr1976
NameTitle
Haedon BrunelleASPLU President
Carson BergstromASPLU Vice President
NameTitleOffice
Daniel LeeVice PresidentUniversity Relations
Mary DuvallAssociate Vice PresidentConstituent Engagement - University Relations
Andrea MichelbachDirector of Annual GivingAdvancement - University Relations
Jessica Pagel '08Director of Operations and Virtual EngagementAlumni and Student Connections - University Relations