Committees

Every month the council meets to offer updates regarding committees on which PLUSC members serve.  If you have questions or concerns related to any of the issues addressed in the meeting minutes or otherwise, please feel free to contact your PLUSC representative.

Benefits Committee members meet to review and make changes to faculty and staff benefits’ packages.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
PLUSC Representative: Seth Spidahl

The Budget Advisory Committee reviews and makes changes to how the university spends money and allocates funds to various projects, buildings, and maintenance requests across campus.  This committee meets once per month and is scheduled through Finance and Operations.

Committee Chair: Allan Belton, Acting President
PLUSC Representatives: Katie Hoover, Kelly Gaspar Poth

PLUSC has representatives who sit on the Christmas Luncheon Planning Committee.  This committee is run by Human Resources and meets at least twice in preparation for the December luncheon.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
PLUSC Representatives: Jason Weaving, Kelly Gaspar Poth

PLU employees nominate one another for the Distinguished Staff Awards which are presented at the Christmas Luncheon in December.  This committee reviews the nominations and selects the distinguished staff members who the Director of Human Resources will then share with the President’s Council to finalize the award recipients.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
PLUSC Representatives: Alicia Hinckley, Lauren Hibbs

The fun and informative event typically is held in October and is an opportunity for staff to meet their PLUSC representative and learn about what the PLUSC does and what are the current initiatives.

The Long Range Planning Committee studies and analyzes key issues and recommends policy regarding future directions and priorities of the university.  Committee members are responsible for discussing issues and topics of importance related to the recommendations set forth in the current long-range planning report (e.g., PLU 2020).

Committee Chair: President
PLUSC Representative: Alicia Hinckley

The Parking Committee meets regularly to discuss parking policy and the needs of the PLU community in regards to campus parking.

Committee Chair: Tom Huelsbeck, Associate Vice President for Campus Life
PLUSC Representatives: Katie Hoover

The Parking Appeals committee meets once per month (except in the beginning of the year when there is a high frequency of appeals, they will meet as needed to process all appeals). The ASPLU Vice-President coordinates all meetings and typically the committee meets in the ASPLU conference room. Please note that this committee reviews parking appeals and differs from the Parking committee.

Committee Chair: ASPLU Vice President
PLUSC Representatives: Kelly Gaspar Poth, Jason Weaving

PLU Night at the Rainiers has become a wonderful tradition as a way to celebrate our PLU community and the end of summer.
The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations invites you to join with our current students, incoming students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff in one big end of summer bash.
Participants will enjoy admission to the game, a hotdog, drink, and chips.
There will be a PLU Hospitality tent with lots of Lute mementos and PLU information, including a free raffle. The entire evening’s program will represent PLU and the best the university has to offer and feature Lute talent and participants, including the National Anthem and the first pitch.

For additional Information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations.

Committee Chair: Jessica Pagel, Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations
PLUSC Representatives: Jason Weaving, Alicia Hinckley

One PLUSC representative sits on this committee; the general purpose of the committee is to serve as plan fiduciaries on behalf of the University and to manage plan operations and investments.

Committee Chair: Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
PLUSC Representative: Josh Smith

The Tacoma Communities in Schools (CIS) coordinates with the PLU School of Education and Kinesiology and the PLUSC to collect donations of school supplies for local schools. Drop box sites for school supply donations are offered throughout campus prior to the beginning of school.

PLUSC Representative: Alicia Hinckley

PLUSC is a proud sponsor of PLU’s Veteran’s Day Celebration in November to honor all veterans within our community. This event traditionally includes music, a keynote speaker, a photo slideshow of veterans, PLU’s Army ROTC color guard, and concludes with a food and beverage reception.

PLUSC Representative: Jason Weaving

Members of this committee prepare and send welcome packets to non-faculty employees new to PLU. The packets include information about PLU services and events available to employees as well as introducing the PLUSC representatives and identifying areas and committees in which the PLUSC representatives are involved.

PLUSC Representatives: TBA