PLU Briefs: 5/2

Posted on May 2 2014 - 9:00am by Reland Tuomi
Royce-Davis

Joanna Royce-Davis will be the new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. She was previously the dean of students at University the Pacific. Photo courtesy of the Office of the President.

Joanna Royce-Davis will be the new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Pacific Lutheran University. She is replacing Laura Majovski, who has served as vice president since 1999.

“Laura [Majovski] has been a valued and respected member of the senior leadership team at PLU,” President Thomas Krise said. “She is a first-class student-affairs professional and higher-education administrator who blends her distinct administrative skills in the field of student affairs with the authentic human skills of relationship-building and care for others.”

Royce-Davis has multiple strategies for undergraduate student success including the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Student Success essay and First Year Experience signature programs.

“I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Royce-Davis in the past at the University of the Pacific, and I’m honored to welcome her to PLU,” Krise said.

Royce-Davis, who spoke at PLU April 3, earned a certificate in 2013 in Student Affairs Law & Policy from NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Royce-Davis will begin working as vice president August 1.

Senator Elections

Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University tallied the votes for its seven new senators April 28. Five of the senators represent the student body as a whole, and two represent off-campus students.

The senators representing the entire student body are first-years Ashley Connors, Charlie Mogen and Kelsey Monahan as well as juniors Andrew Larsen and Jason Lynch.

The senators representing off-campus students are juniors Chelsea Dimas and Adrian Mayoral.

To learn more about ASPLU senators, click here.

‘I Give…’ grad campaign

The graduating class of 2014 would like to give back to Pacific Lutheran University this year with the “I Give…” campaign. The money generated from the senior class will go to replace 10 trees on campus.

In January 2012, a blizzard swept through campus, damaging many of the trees. Since there was not money in the budget to repair or replace trees at the time, the senior class would like to donate funds to do so.

The goal is to replace 10 trees, and since each tree costs $250, the senior class needs to raise $2,500. If each senior donates $3.25, this goal will be met.

To donate, visit the concierge desk. You’ll get your picture taken with your own “I Give…” sign.