Board Bio Details

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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Karen Pflanzner

Karen Pflanzner, in her second term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. Karen is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA), a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for protecting consumer interests and regulating Saskatchewan’s marketplace. 

She became involved with Luther College through members at Bread of Life Lutheran Church who were active members of the Luther community and asked her to consider becoming a Board of Regent. In addition, both of her daughters are part of the Luther community: Shelby registered as a pre-professional student in science at Luther College at University of Regina where she spent two years before transferring to College of Pharmacy at University of Saskatchewan, and Alexis currently attends Luther College High School and will enter into Grade 11 in the fall of 2016.

Karen regards her years served on the Board as a “privilege.” As someone who is passionate about lifelong learning and education, she has found it “extremely rewarding to be part of an institution that is so strongly committed to a liberal arts education and to the students’ lifelong success for today’s global marketplace.”

Karen has served on the Board of the Bread of Life Lutheran Church, the Planning Committee for the Canadian Cancer Society Patches of Hope Quilt Auction, and the Dress for Success Justice Team. She is currently a member of a number of organizations, including the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, and the Bread of Life Lutheran Church.