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Did You Know?

  • Luther College offers Bundles and Bundles Plus programs! Bundles and Bundles Plus are groupings of courses hand-selected by our academic advisors to help set new students up for a successful first semester.

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

  • It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

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

Dr. Meredith Cherland

Dr. Meredith Cherland, in her second term of service, is the current Vice-Chair and has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. She is a retired university professor who served the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina from 1978-2011 as a teacher, researcher, and senior administrator.

Dr. Cherland has been a friend of Luther College since 1975. Both her children, Elisabeth (HS’97) and Benjamin (HS’01), are alumni of Luther College High School, and her husband Carl served as Music Director for thirty-three years, retiring in 2008. At Luther College’s University campus, Meredith helped produce seven Elizabethan Evenings throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, and has sung in the Luther Bach Choir for more than thirty years.

Meredith believes that “Luther College exemplifies the best kind of progressive Christian education, characterized by academic excellence, compassionate teaching, and global connection.” As a member of the Board of Regents, she works “to help Luther serve a diversity of students, and to strengthen Luther for a long future of service.”

Meredith is active at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is a member of the Justice and Peace Committee, the Refugee Sponsorship Committee, and the Church Choir. She has also published two books on literacy education, and many articles on gender and the teaching of language and literature. She is most passionate about teaching for social justice in K-12 classrooms.