Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Dr. Meredith Cherland

Dr. Meredith Cherland, in her second term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. She is a retired university professor who served the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina from 1978-2011 as a teacher, researcher, and senior administrator.

Dr. Cherland has been a friend of Luther College since 1975. Both her children, Elisabeth (HS’97) and Benjamin (HS’01), are alumni of Luther College High School, and her husband Carl served as Music Director for thirty-three years, retiring in 2008. At Luther College’s University campus, Meredith helped produce seven Elizabethan Evenings throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, and has sung in the Luther Bach Choir for more than thirty years.

Meredith believes that “Luther College exemplifies the best kind of progressive Christian education, characterized by academic excellence, compassionate teaching, and global connection.” As a member of the Board of Regents, she works “to help Luther serve a diversity of students, and to strengthen Luther for a long future of service.”

Meredith is active at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is a member of the Justice and Peace Committee, the Refugee Sponsorship Committee, and the Church Choir. She has also published two books on literacy education, and many articles on gender and the teaching of language and literature. She is most passionate about teaching for social justice in K-12 classrooms.