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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

Daryl Nelson

Daryl Nelson, in his first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014.  Now retired, Daryl formerly held various management positions with Farm Credit Canada, including, most recently, Director of Enterprise Information Management.

Daryl has long known the important work that Luther College does, both at the High School campus, where his sister Sandra Nelson taught from seven-and-a-half years in the 1980’s, and at the University campus, of which his sister Susan Nelson, is an alumna (U’88) as well as his daughter, Amy (U’06).

His Bachelor of Administration Degree, and Chartered Professional Accountant designation prepared him for a career in financial matters, strategic planning, governance, project management, enterprise risk management, and information management. Combining his love of education with his passion for giving back, Daryl utilizes the management knowledge, skills, and experiences he has acquired through his working career “to assist others in advancing their lives through furthering their education.”

In retirement, Daryl continues to keep busy, serving as Secretary to the Board of Governors, Royal Regina Golf Club; Council member of the Central Evangelical Lutheran Church of Regina; Board member of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association; and Trustee, for the Carlson Scholarship Fund.