Board of Regents
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Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony
Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.
ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.
Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!
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Board of Regents
The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents.
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||(2011-2015; 2015-2019)||Retired professor|
|Jeff Christiansen||(2012-2016)||Vice-President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel|
|Beth Drozda||(2016-2020)||Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications|
|(2009-2013; 2013-2017)||Business owner|
|Laurel Garven||(2014-2018)||Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC|
|Rev. Daranne Harris||(2015-2019)||VP & Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society|
|Dr. Murray Knuttila||(2014-2018)||Professor of Sociology and Special Advisor to the Provost of Brock University|
|Dr. Antoinette le Roux||(2013-2017)||Physician|
|Daryl Nelson||(2014-2018)||Farm Credit Canada|
|(2011-2015; 2015-2019)||Lawyer, Department of Justice|
|(2011-2015; 2015-2019)||Business owner|
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.
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
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.