Allan Belton

Allan Belton was appointed by the Pacific Lutheran University Board of Regents to serve as the University’s 14th President as of April 3, 2019. 

Prior to that he was the Acting President, and before that he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for the University’s administrative functions including Business Operations & Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & Construction Management, Information Technology, and Risk Management. Allan joined PLU in 2015 as the University’s Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining PLU, Allan enjoyed a 25-year career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served most recently as Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer for global treasury management.  He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an 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.

Allan Belton Smiles while on stage at his Inauguration ceremony.
Allan Belton Begins His Presidency
Belton masked at his desk addressing the PLU community on camera
PLU Unites to Withstand a Pandemic

President Belton has been a featured guest on three episodes of former Washington State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling’s “Nerd Farmer Podcast.” The three episodes explored Revisioning Higher Ed in a Post-Pandemic World, Equity and Access in Higher Education, and the book “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. He also discussed PLU’s Lutheran identity on the university’s “Because We’re Lutheran” podcast.