Board of Regents

Did You Know?

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

  • 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.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

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; 2016-2020) 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; 2016-2020) Retired businessman
Craig Moeller    (2017-2021) Pastor, St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Daryl Nelson (2014-2018) Farm Credit Canada
Jana Odling (2017-2021) 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.