Kris Plaehn

Executive Director Center for Student Success

Kris is standing outside in front of greenery, smiling wearing blue glasses, a blue dress and a white cardigan

Office Location:Mortvedt Library

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • B.A. , Political Science and Economics, Texas Lutheran University
  • M.A., International Relations, University of Denver


Kris has been at PLU for 14 years and has worked as the Registrar, in the President’s office, and now is directing the Center for Student Success.  She also teaches in the Political Science department.  She loves working out, cheering for her beloved San Antonio Spurs and Seattle Seahawks and spending time with her nine grandchildren.  “Less stress, more success” is the Center’s mantra and Kris tries to ensure students have the resources to reach that success.