Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

Karl Tiefenbach (HS’73, U’76)

Karl Tiefenbach, in his third term of service, served on the Board of Regents from 2003-2013 and rejoined in 2015. He is semi-retired from a thirty-two year career in petroleum refining at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, and his professional interests are finance and governance.

His connection with Luther College is broad and long-standing. He is an alumnus of Luther College High School (HS'73) and University (U'76), and his wife and their children are also Luther College alumni: Kathy (HS’76), Rick (HS'01), Sarah (HS'03), Taylor (HS'05, U'10), and Joey (HS'05, U'10).

Karl is proud to serve on the Board of Regents because he identifies Luther College as an institution that “provides a safe, supportive environment for students to explore who they are and to recognize their own potential to contribute to a better world.”