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.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
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.
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.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
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 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.
Board of Regents
The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents.
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. To read a full bio (if available), please choose Board Bios from the left menu.
|Janet Bjorndahl||(2015-2019)||IT Analyst|
|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; 2018-2022)||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; 2018-2022)||Professor of Sociology and Special Advisor to the Provost of Brock University|
|Daryl Nelson (Treasurer)||(2014-2018; 2018-2022)||Farm Credit Canada|
|Jana Odling||(2017-2021)||Lawyer, City of Regina|
||(2011-2015; 2015-2019)||Lawyer, Department of Justice|
|Gregory Swanson (Secretary)||(2016-2020)||Lawyer|
|Andrea Wagner||(2018 - 2022)||Business Performance Improvement Consultant, SaskPower|
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.
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.