(Video of incoming PLU president Thomas Krise by journalists at PLU's The Mooring Mast student newspaper.)
Pacific Lutheran University has a new president. Thomas W. Krise takes the helm at the private university this June. He replaces Loren Anderson, who’s retiring.
Krise comes to PLU from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where he’s been the dean of the school of arts and sciences. Krise, an Episcopalian, is the first non-Lutheran to head PLU since it was founded in 1890.
One of the longest serving college presidents in western Washington is stepping down. The President of Pacific Lutheran University plans to retire effective a year from now, June 1, 2012.
Loren Anderson made the announcement Tuesday afternoon to faculty and staff at the south Tacoma campus. Anderson has led Pacific Lutheran University for the past 20 years. (The university holds the broadcast license for KPLU-FM.)