The Inauguration of Allan Belton as PLU's 14th President

During four years of PLU leadership, Allan has developed a strong vision for PLU’s future. He is deeply committed to our mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care – for other people for their communities and for the Earth. He is focused on providing the tools student need for success in a rapidly changing global economy.

Allan grew up as the youngest of eight kids in Zillah, WA, and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration and M.B.A from Washington State University. Allan is married to Melinda Krotz Belton, PLU Class of 1991; they live in Gig Harbor with their three children.

Presidential Inauguration

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends are encouraged to participate in this special ceremony as PLU opens a remarkable new chapter in our history. Choir of the West and Wind Ensemble will perform.

Friday, October 4, 2019
4 pm – 5 pm
Location: Olson Auditorium
Free to attend, however, registration is encouraged

President's Dinner

All are welcome to this special dinner. President Belton will give a State of the University update and share his vision to move PLU forward and further position the university as a leader in the region and beyond. This year’s Alumni Awards will be presented at the President’s Dinner. These awards are given to alumni, friends, and students of the university to honor them for their outstanding achievement and/or years of service to the university. Nominate someone!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
5 p.m.
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center

Join live at 4 p.m. (PDT) in Olson Auditorium or online for PLU’s Presidential Inauguration.