Board of Regents
Did You Know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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.
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.