Thursday, February 16, 2012

PLU community meets final 3 Presidential candidates

By Emily Biggs, Photo Editor

The Pacific Lutheran presidential search heated up as the final three candidates visited campus.

Obe Quarless, admission counselor for the Office of Admission, took the floor in Chris Knutzen Hall Feb. 9 for the first community forum as he asked the candidate about sustainable energy for the community. The presidential committee asked for feedback on each candidate to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. the night after each forum. This feedback from the Pacific Lutheran community will be taken into consideration when choosing the successor for current PLU President Loren Anderson. Photo by jack Sorensen.

The PLU community met with three presidential candidates in community forums Feb. 9, 13 and 15 in Chris Knutzen hall. Students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to listen to the candidates and ask questions concerning ofthe future of the university.

Although the candidates differed in the three forums, questions remainedthe same. They asked the candidates about their thoughts on the PLU core principles of diversity, sustainability and online education.

Witheach forum the attendance grew from approximately 120 for the first candidate,150 for the second candidate and a packed house of what was estimated as 200for the final candidate.