Board of Regents

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Board of Regents

The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents.

Board Members

The Luther College Board of Regents comprises the following individuals, who generously dedicate their time and effort to guiding the mission and values of Luther College:

Janet Bjorndahl (2015-2019) IT Analyst
Dr. Meredith Cherland (Vice-Chair) (2011-2015; 2015-2019) Retired Professor
Jeff Christiansen (2012-2016; 2016-2020) Vice-President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel             
Beth Drozda (2016-2020) Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications
Laurel Garven (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC
Rev. Daranne Harris (2015-2019) PhD student, University of Calgary
Jody Hilderman    (2017-2021) Senior Mine Manager, Mosaic Potash
Dr. Murray Knuttila (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Retired
Daryl Nelson (Treasurer) (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Farm Credit Canada
Jana Odling    (2017-2021) Lawyer, City of Regina
Karen Pflanzner
 
(2011-2015; 2015-2019) Lawyer, Department of Justice
David Solheim
(Chair)
(2011-2015; 2015-2019) Retired
Greg Swanson (Secretary) (2016-2020) Retired
Karl Tiefenbach (2015-2019) Retired
Andrea  Wagner (2018 - 2022) Business Performance Improvement Consultant, SaskPower

 

Board Elections

Regents are elected or ratified at the Luther College Corporation Meeting, which is held during the biennial national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The Luther College regents provide nominations to the delegates at the Corporation Meeting. Board members are elected for four-year terms.

 

Board Responsibilities

Regular board meetings are held approximately six times during the academic year. In addition, there are several standing board committees that meet more frequently. These include: Academic & Administrative; Audit; Building & Facilities Renewal; Development; Executive; Finance; and Governance Committees. 

The primary responsibilities of the board of regents are:

  • To supervise the financial resources and assets of the College
  • To ensure that the College remains faithful to its stated mission and values
  • To develop long-range plans for the advancement of the institution and monitor the implementation of those plans
  • To receive reports from the president, to review the performance of the president, and periodically, to select the president

 

Contacting the Board

Persons wishing to communicate with the Board are advised, in the first instance, to contact the President of Luther College, who is the normal ongoing contact between the College and the Board.