Board of Regents

Did You Know?

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

  • The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

Board of Regents

The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents.

Board Members

The Luther College Board of Regents comprises the following individuals, who generously dedicate their time and effort to guiding the mission and values of Luther College:

Janet Bjorndahl         (2015-2019) IT Analyst
Lyndon Carlson (2016-2020) Retired
Dr. Meredith Cherland (Vice-Chair) (2011-2015; 2015-2019) Retired professor
Jeff Christiansen (2012-2016) Vice-President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel
Beth Drozda (2016-2020) Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications
Laurel Garven (2014-2018) Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC
Rev. Daranne Harris (2015-2019)    VP & Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society
Jody Hilderman (2017-2021) Senior Mine Manager, Mosaic Potash
Dr. Murray Knuttila (2014-2018) Professor of Sociology and Special Advisor to the Provost of Brock University
Bruce McDowell
(Treasurer)
(2012-2016) Retired businessman
Craig Moeller    (2017-2021) Pastor, St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Daryl Nelson (2014-2018) Farm Credit Canada
Jana Odling (2047-2021) Lawyer, City of Regina
Karen Pflanzner
 
(2011-2015; 2015-2019) Lawyer, Department of Justice
David Solheim
(Chair)
(2011-2015; 2015-2019) Retired
Gregory Swanson (Secretary) (2016-2020) Lawyer
Karl Tiefenbach (2015-2019) Retired

 

Board Elections

Regents are elected or ratified at the Luther College Corporation Meeting, which is held during the biennial national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The Luther College regents provide nominations to the delegates at the Corporation Meeting. Board members are elected for four-year terms.

 

Board Responsibilities

Regular board meetings are held approximately six times during the academic year. In addition, there are several standing board committees that meet more frequently. These include: Academic & Administrative; Audit; Building & Facilities Renewal; Development; Executive; Finance; and Governance Committees. 

The primary responsibilities of the board of regents are:

  • To supervise the financial resources and assets of the College
  • To ensure that the College remains faithful to its stated mission and values
  • To develop long-range plans for the advancement of the institution and monitor the implementation of those plans
  • To receive reports from the president, to review the performance of the president, and periodically, to select the president

 

Contacting the Board

Persons wishing to communicate with the Board are advised, in the first instance, to contact the President of Luther College, who is the normal ongoing contact between the College and the Board.