Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
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.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.