Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

Jana Odling (HS’91, U’95

Jana Odling (HS’91, U’95), who commenced her first term as a Board member in 2017, is a lawyer with the City of Regina, where she provides advice to the finance department, corporate services division, the city clerk’s office, and the taxation and assessment department. She does much of the work on legislative initiatives and governance, as well as providing legal advice to two Committees of Council. 

Jana is an alumna of both the High School (graduating in 1991) and the University campus where she received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English in 1995. Two of her siblings attended Luther High School as well, so there is a “family connection with the school.”

As an alumna of both the High School and University, she knows first-hand that the Liberal Arts education Luther provides to its students is invaluable in life, post formal education. “A liberal arts education… teaches people to gather information, interpret it, think critically about it and make informed decisions. I believe that this education at both the high school and university campuses prepared me for attending law school and has contributed substantially to my career as a lawyer and a public servant. Given this, I would like to give back to both the campuses and the students.”

In addition to her work with the City and on the Board, Jana is a mother of two, as well as a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Canadian Bar Association.