Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Beth Drozda (Beth Drozda (HS’84, U’87)
Beth Drozda, in her first term of service, is new to the Board in 2016. She is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with Access Communications, and has worked in the HR field for thirteen years. As a senior HR Generalist, a large part of her role is in employee development, through performance reviews, training and development, and encouraging ongoing personal and professional development.
Beth is an alumna of both Luther College High School (HS’84) and Luther College at the University of Regina (U’87). She is also the proud parent of a LCHS 2011 graduate.
She has always felt a connection to Luther, both as an aluma, and through the Luther Bach Choir, of which she has been a member for over twenty-five years. As a self-declared “strong advocate of life-long learning,” and one who “encourage[s] others to push their boundaries to see what they can learn,” Beth is grateful at the opportunity to give back by lending her professional knowledge to support the Board of Regents. She also looks forward “valuable experience” that her time as a Board member will provide to her.
As a member of the Board of the Access Communications Children’s Fund, Beth also works to help raise and donate money to programs aimed at helping children and youth at risk and in need. She is also the President of the Luther Bach Choir.