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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

Murray Knuttila

Dr. Murray Knuttila, in his second term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina and Brock University and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Studies at Brock University where he was Provost and Vice-President Academic from 2009 to 2014.

Prior to joining Brock, he taught at the University of Regina for over 30 years while serving in a number of senior administrative posts including Associate Vice-President Academic, Dean of Arts, Assistant Dean of Arts, and Department Head. Additionally, Murray had the pleasure of being a Faculty Associate at Luther College.

He is honoured to serve on the Luther Board of Regents because “Saskatchewan history teaches us that education and learning are the keys to cultivating potentials, possibilities, and greater social justice. Education awakens our spirit, moves us beyond mere self, and instills a passion to care for each other and Creation."

Murray served as the Chairperson of the Regina Qu'Appelle Regional Health Authority for five years and Vice-Chair of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. He is the author or editor of a number of books, numerous papers, book chapters and articles addressing issues such as men and masculinities, social justice, globalization and rural studies.