Board of Regents

Did You Know?

  • Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.

  • All programs at Luther College offer study abroad opportunities. As an affiliate of the U of R, we have partnerships with 450 universities across 70 different countries.

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

  • The Luther Library has over 24,000 items in its collection, 5,000 books checked out per year, and 7,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  • ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.

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
Lyndon Carlson (2016-2020) Retired
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.