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PLU President Loren Anderson announces plan to retire

Loren and MaryAnn Anderson have announced their intent to leave Pacific Lutheran University in the spring of 2012, at the end of the academic year.

“The time is right for the university,” Loren Anderson, 65, said. “It’s a perfect time for new leadership as another era of progress and development is about to open for PLU.”

In the coming year the university’s 2020 long-range plan will be completed. A highly successful fundraising campaign will conclude. Well-established core pathways to academic distinction will continue. A number of new graduate program offerings will be ready for review and implementation by the faculty. And several capital projects will be fully funded, including the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts and lower-campus athletic fields.

The Andersons, who came to PLU in 1992, say they are not retiring but are completing 20 years of service to the university and then moving on to new areas of professional focus and service.

Read PLU's complete press release on the announcement of the Andersons' announcement.