Board Bio Details
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.
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.
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 choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
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.
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.
Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!
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.