Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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, is the current Secretary, and 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.