Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 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.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Bruce McDowell

Bruce McDowell, in his first term of service, is the current Treasurer and has served on the Board of Regents since 2012. He retired from his career in finance in 2015 after thirty-five years as a Financial Manager for a number of organizations (including Hoechst, Agrevo, Aventis, Bayer CropScience, Ministry of Environment, Viterra, Crop Production Services, and Brandt Developments). 

It was through Murray Hilderman (HS’84, U’90), who served on the Luther College Board of Regents from 2005-2013, that Bruce joined the Board. Bruce knew Murray from working together at the Ministry of Environment and a fellow member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Bruce’s professional passion is Financial Systems Implementations and he has become an expert in the areas of Accounting, Financial Management, Internal Management Reporting, Systems Implementation, Business Analysis, Policies and Processes. Bruce’s strong Lutheran values, extensive career in finance, and his previous volunteer experience as Treasurer and Elder at Christ Lutheran Church and as Treasurer and Financial Secretary at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, made him a natural fit for Luther’s Board. He leads by example in his belief that “it is important to give back to the community and help out where [one] can and in whatever capacity is useful.”