Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

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

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

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

  • 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.

  •  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!

  • 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!

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

Laurel Garven (HS’06)

Laurel Garven, in her first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014. She is the Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at Information Services Corporation, a publicly traded company focused on the delivery of registry and information services to governments and the private sector. Previously she worked for Saskatchewan’s Information Technology Office and as a consultant with McNair Business Development.

Laurel is an alumna of Luther College High School (HS’06).  During her time at Luther, she served as SRC President, was involved in many activities, including all aspects of the music program, the basketball and golf teams, the Tatler newspaper, and Peer Support, and received the Principal’s Gold Medal upon her graduation.

For Laurel, her time at Luther provided her with a gift that keeps on giving as she “continue[s] to see the benefits and lessons fostered at Luther emerge in [her] professional and personal life.” It is thanks to her “incredible” experience as a Luther student that she is “honoured to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Regents and in a small way, contribute to ensuring the legacy of quality education and the ‘Luther experience’ continues for countless more students.”

Laurel is Vice-Chair of the Ranch Ehrlo Society Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.  She is an alumnus of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and is currently Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Regional Committee for the 2017 Conference. Laurel is also a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where, for many years, she has been a piano accompanist and Children’s Choir Director.