Shout-out for a university leader
On a happier note, we’re pleased to add our own congratulations to Howie Wennes, president emeritus of California Lutheran University and recipient of the institution’s Christus Award, for bridging the gap between CLU and the communities it serves.
Wennes came to the university just four years ago after a distinguished career in the Lutheran Church. He twice served as interim president, a job he dispatched with unfailing good humor and a great sense of respect for all of the university’s constituencies — students, faculty, community and donors.
It’s fitting that he was chosen to keynote the Founder’s Day events and his award is well-earned.