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 2011-12 will be installed in October 2011.

First Last Title Department Division
Bruce Bjerke Chair Officers 2011-2012 Board of Regents
James Hushagen Vice Chair Officers 2011-2012 Board of Regents
Eileen Tellefson Secretary Officers 2011-2012 Board of Regents
Thomas W. Krise President, PLU,Tacoma, WA Ex-Officio 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
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
Vacancy 2010-2013 Term Board of Regents
Linda Barbo Seattle, WA, At-Large 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Gayle Berg Martinsdale, MT, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Roe Hatlen Apple Valley, MN, At-Large 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Darcy Johnson Seattle, WA, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Lisa Kittilsby Mercer Island, WA, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Mark Knudson St. Paul, MN, At-Large 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Jon Kvinsland Gig Harbor, WA, Alumni 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
David Peters Billings, MT, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Donna Schlitt Portland, OR, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Tom Eric Vraalsen Oslo, Norway, At-Large 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Martin Wells Spokane, WA, Bishop, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Donald Wilson Canby, OR, ELCA 2009-2012 Term Board of Regents
Greg Brewis Executive Director of University Communications 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Laura F. Majovski Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Steven J. Olson Vice President for Development and University Relations 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Steven P. Starkovich Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Karl A. Stumo Vice President for Admission and Enrollment Services 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Sheri J. Tonn Vice President for Finance and Operations 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Erin McKenna Philosophy, Faculty 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Wendelyn Shore Psychology, Faculty 2011-2012 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Jill Whitman Geosciences, Faculty 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Taylor Astel ASPLU Vice President, Student 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Ian Metz ASPLU President, Student 2012-2013 PLU Advisory Board of Regents
Anthony Venegas ASPLU Director of Finance, Student 2012-2013 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

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