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 policymaking 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 2016-17 will be installed in October 2016.

NameTitle
Gary SeversonChair
Ed GroganVice Chair
Michelle LongVice Chair
Mark GouldVice Chair
Susan CaulkinsSecretary
Thomas W. KrisePresident, PLU; Ex-Officio
NameTitleRepresents
Daniel AlsakerSpokane, WAELCA
Mark GouldLafayette, CAAt-Large
Brenda MorrisLake Tapps, WAAt-Large
Jeffrey RippeyHood River, ORAt-Large
Laura RothenbergerSeattle, WAELCA
Gary SeversonGig Harbor, WAAt-Large
Jerry SkagaGig Harbor, WAELCA
Charleen TachibanaWoodinville, WAELCA
Bradley TildenSeattle, WAAlumni
NameAreaRepresents
Jonette BlakneyCarson, WAELCA
Susan CaulkinsTacoma, WAAlumni
Edward GroganGig Harbor, WAELCA
Matt IseriSeattle, WAAt-Large
Lisa KittilsbyMercer Island, WAELCA
Richard LarsonGig Harbor, WAAt-Large
Mark MillerEdgewood, WAELCA
Laurie SoineSeattle, WAAlumni
Shelley WickstromAnchorage, AKBishop, ELCA
Donald WilsonCanby, ORELCA
NameAreaRepresents
Dale BensonLake Oswego, OKELCA
Andrew FinstuenBoise, IDELCA
Darren HambySeattle, WAELCA
D. Tony HicksScottsdale, AZAt-Large
Mack HogansBellevue, WAAt-Large
Richard JaechTacoma, WABishop, ELCA
Lisa KorsmoLakewood, WAELCA
Michelle LongNovato, CAAt-Large
Osamu MatsutaniAnchorage, AKELCA
Nancy PowellGig Harbor, WAAt-Large
Jan RuudTacoma, WAELCA
Martin WellsSpokane, WABishop, ELCA
NameOffice
Joanna Royce-DavisVice President for Student Life
Donna GibbsVice President for Marketing and Communications
David LeeVice President for Advancement
Rae Linda BrownProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Allan BeltonVice President for Finance and Administration
Michelle CeynarPsychology, Faculty
Joanna GregsonSociology, Faculty
Neal YakelisChemistry, Faculty
Ellie LappASPLU President, Student
Taylpor BozichASPLU Vice President, Student
Miranda MartensRHA President, Student
Lucas HattonSAAC President, Student
NameTitle
Bishop Elizabeth A. EatonBishop
Mr. Carlos E. PeñaVice President
Rev. Wm. Chris BoergerSecretary
Rev. Linda O. NormanTreasurer
Rev. Mark WilhelmProgram Director for Schools, College and Universities

Last Modified: July 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm