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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mike Fritzler (HS’88)
Michael (Mike) Fritzler, in his second term of service, is the current Chair and has served on the Board of Regents since 2009. Mike is the Director of Business Development for Powerland for Saskatchewan. Interested in business and finance, Mike peruses various personal business and real estate ventures, including real estate holdings, and land and property development as well as being the owner of Good Spirit Market.
Mike is an alumnus of Luther College High School (HS’88), after which he attended the University campus. Of Mike’s four children, one is in grade nine at Luther College High School and three are alum.
Mike feels strongly that it is important to “have an impact on the local community.” Giving back to Luther College in particular, holds personal significance for him because he hopes “to make a lasting impact on an organization that changed [his] life.” He believes that he would not be where he is today without the education and support he received from Luther.
Aside from Luther College, Mike is also President of Varnex Canada, a North American information technology group. He also sits on the Good Spirit Lake Advisory Committee, is a major land development owner at Good Spirit Lake.