Board of Regents

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  • Luther College students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in academic awards – in addition to scholarships and bursaries awarded by the U of R.

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Board of Regents

The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents. Regents are elected by the Members of the Luther College, Regina Corporation at the Annual General Meeting.

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;
2019-2023)
Retired
Jeff Christiansen (2012-2016; 2016-2020) Vice-President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel             
Robert Davis (2019-2023) Vice-President, Treasury, Conexus Credit Union
Beth Drozda
(Vice Chair)

 
(2016-2020) Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications
Lee Elliot (2019-2023) Lecturer, University of Regina and Consultant
Laurel Garven (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC
Rev. Daranne Harris (2015-2019;
2019-2023)
Ph.D. student, University of Calgary
Helga Hein (2019-2023) Consultant, Helga Hein Communication and Facilitation Services
Jody Hilderman   (2017-2021) Senior Manager, Mosaic Esterhazy Transition
Dr. Murray Knuttila (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Retired
Victoria Mwamasika   (2019-2023) Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church (Weyburn, SK)
Daryl Nelson (Treasurer) (2014-2018; 2018-2022) Retired
Dwight Nelson (2019-2023) President & COO, Carewest Innovative Health Care (Calgary, AB)
Karl Tiefenbach
(Chair)
(2015-2019;
2019-2023)
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 each fall. The Luther College regents provide nominations to the Members 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; Development; Executive; Finance & Audit; 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 strategic 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.