Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
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.
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.
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.
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 first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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.
Laurel Garven (HS’06)
Laurel Garven, in her first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014. She is the Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at Information Services Corporation, a publicly traded company focused on the delivery of registry and information services to governments and the private sector. Previously she worked for Saskatchewan’s Information Technology Office and as a consultant with McNair Business Development.
Laurel is an alumna of Luther College High School (HS’06). During her time at Luther, she served as SRC President, was involved in many activities, including all aspects of the music program, the basketball and golf teams, the Tatler newspaper, and Peer Support, and received the Principal’s Gold Medal upon her graduation.
For Laurel, her time at Luther provided her with a gift that keeps on giving as she “continue[s] to see the benefits and lessons fostered at Luther emerge in [her] professional and personal life.” It is thanks to her “incredible” experience as a Luther student that she is “honoured to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Regents and in a small way, contribute to ensuring the legacy of quality education and the ‘Luther experience’ continues for countless more students.”
Laurel is Vice-Chair of the Ranch Ehrlo Society Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. She is an alumnus of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and is currently Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Regional Committee for the 2017 Conference. Laurel is also a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where, for many years, she has been a piano accompanist and Children’s Choir Director.