Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
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 annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
David Solheim, in his second term of service, is the current Vice-Chair and has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. In 2015, he retired from his career as a Project Manager (primarily in the area of information technology), and business owner.
Though he had a connection to Luther College for much of his life, his involvement began once his children started high school; Jeff, Krista, and Tara all graduated from Luther College High School (LCHS) and his son, Erik attended LCHS for Grade nine. His close friends Ann and the late Richard Nostbakken also worked at LCHS.
For David, giving back to Luther is important for a multitude of reasons. First, Lutheran Christian schools are part of his heritage: his father worked at LCBI High School in Outlook, Saskatchewan (the sister school to LCHS) for close to thirty years, and his grandfather was involved with the beginnings of Camrose Lutheran College (now Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta). Secondly, he feels that Luther was good for his own children, and he would like that same opportunity to be provided to others. And, finally, because “education, and in particular education in the Liberal Arts, is critical to a balanced effective community, country and world. Luther College plays an important role in making that happen.”
Over the years, David has given of his time, service and leadership to various organizations, including Our Saviors Lutheran Church Council, New Dance Horizons, PMI Regina South Sask, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.