Board Bio Details

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Karen Pflanzner

Karen Pflanzner, in her second term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. Karen is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA), a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for protecting consumer interests and regulating Saskatchewan’s marketplace. 

She became involved with Luther College through members at Bread of Life Lutheran Church who were active members of the Luther community and asked her to consider becoming a Board of Regent. In addition, both of her daughters are part of the Luther community: Shelby registered as a pre-professional student in science at Luther College at University of Regina where she spent two years before transferring to College of Pharmacy at University of Saskatchewan, and Alexis currently attends Luther College High School and will enter into Grade 11 in the fall of 2016.

Karen regards her years served on the Board as a “privilege.” As someone who is passionate about lifelong learning and education, she has found it “extremely rewarding to be part of an institution that is so strongly committed to a liberal arts education and to the students’ lifelong success for today’s global marketplace.”

Karen has served on the Board of the Bread of Life Lutheran Church, the Planning Committee for the Canadian Cancer Society Patches of Hope Quilt Auction, and the Dress for Success Justice Team. She is currently a member of a number of organizations, including the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, and the Bread of Life Lutheran Church.