Board Bio Details

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  •  Every single degree program at Luther College offers an optional experiential learning component; gain real world experience and get paid while you go to school!

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

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

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

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

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

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

Karl Tiefenbach (HS’73, U’76)

Karl Tiefenbach, in his third term of service, served on the Board of Regents from 2003-2013 and rejoined in 2015. He is semi-retired from a thirty-two year career in petroleum refining at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, and his professional interests are finance and governance.

His connection with Luther College is broad and long-standing. He is an alumnus of Luther College High School (HS'73) and University (U'76), and his wife and their children are also Luther College alumni: Kathy (HS’76), Rick (HS'01), Sarah (HS'03), Taylor (HS'05, U'10), and Joey (HS'05, U'10).

Karl is proud to serve on the Board of Regents because he identifies Luther College as an institution that “provides a safe, supportive environment for students to explore who they are and to recognize their own potential to contribute to a better world.”