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PLU Announces Election of New Board of Regents Chair

Posted by: Date: May 16, 2017

Tacoma, WA (May 16, 2017) -- Pacific Lutheran University today announced the election of Ed Grogan to chair of the Board of Regents succeeding Gary Severson, who completed 19 years of service on the board, nine of them as chair.

Grogan, a 1993 graduate of PLU and president of Summit Financial Group in Gig Harbor, WA, has served on the PLU board for four years, including two years as vice chair.

“PLU has played an important role in my life and I am honored and grateful to be giving back in some way,” Grogan said. “For me, being a part of a community means giving back along the way. We try to instill in our children the concept of abundance, and giving back is a reflection of that.”

Grogan has served on various non-profit boards in Pierce County for the past 14 years, including serving as chair of the board for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Grogan lives in Gig Harbor with his partner, Anna-sara Home, and their six children.

About Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement through distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities for its 3,100 students. Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, and the preparation of citizens in service to the world.

PLU Board of Regents elects Ed Grogan '93 as new chair.

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