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 up to 125 delegates from the six synods of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 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 2019-20 will be installed in October 2019.

Edward GroganChair
Mark GouldVice Chair
Michelle LongVice Chair
Mark MillerVice Chair
Susan CaulkinsVice Chair and Secretary
Patrick GehringTreasurer
L. Allan BeltonPresident, PLU; Ex-Officio
Daniel AlsakerSpokane, WAELCA
Joyce BarrArlington, VAAlumni
David Brauer-RiekePortland, ORBishop ELCA
Mark GouldLafayette, CAAt-Large
Dale HaarrBillings, MTAlumni
Darren HambySeattle, WAELCA
Matt IseriSeattle, WAAt-Large
Brenda MorrisLake Tapps, WAAt-Large
Jerry SkagaGig Harbor, WAELCA
Laurie SoineSeattle, WAELCA
Charleen TachibanaWoodinville, WAELCA
Jonette BlakneyCarson, WAELCA
Susan CaulkinsTacoma, WAAlumni
Bruce DealMenlo Park, CAAt-Large
Edward GroganGig Harbor, WAAt-Large
Joe MayerTacoma, WAAt-Large
Mark MillerEdgewood, WAAt-Large
Arne NessSammamish, WAELCA
Tom SaathoffRidgefield, WAELCA
Scott SquiresNewbury Park, CAELCA
Shelley WickstromAnchorage, AKELCA
Erik BensonSeattle, WAAt-Large
Becky BuradSan Francisco, CAELCA
Mark GriffithBellevue, WAELCA
Jaynee GrosethBozeman, MTELCA
Richard JaechTacoma, WABishop, ELCA
Michelle LongNovato, CAAt-Large
Osamu MatsutaniAnchorage, AKELCA
Nancy PowellGig Harbor, WAAt-Large
Jan RuudTacoma, WAELCA
Michael FrechetteDean of Enrollment Management & Student Financial Services
Joanna GregsonProvost
Daniel LeeVice President for University Relations
Joanna Royce-DavisVice President for Student Life
Michelle CeynarPsychology, Faculty
Jacob EggeBiology, Faculty
Mary Ellard IveyBiology, Faculty
Bridget YadenLanguages & Literatures, Faculty
Carlos AlvarezASPLU Finance Director, Student
Todd DizonASPLU Vice President, Student
Sam EbnerSAAC President, Student
Kenzie GandyASPLU Diversity Director, Student
Kennedy GwinASPLU President, Student
Rayna LaFave-ClarkRHA President, Student
AJ MooreRHA Vice President, Student
Bishop Elizabeth A. EatonBishop
Mr. Bill HorneVice President
Rev. Wm. Chris BoergerSecretary
Ms. Lori FedykTreasurer
Rev. Mark WilhelmExecutive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges & Universities