Board Bio Details

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David Solheim

David Solheim, in his second term of service, is the current Chair and has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. In 2015, he retired from his career as a Project Manager (primarily in the area of information technology), and business owner.

Though he had a connection to Luther College for much of his life, his involvement began once his children started high school; Jeff, Krista, and Tara all graduated from Luther College High School (LCHS) and his son, Erik attended LCHS for Grade nine. His close friends Ann and the late Richard Nostbakken also worked at LCHS.

For David, giving back to Luther is important for a multitude of reasons. First, Lutheran Christian schools are part of his heritage: his father worked at LCBI High School in Outlook, Saskatchewan (the sister school to LCHS) for close to thirty years, and his grandfather was involved with the beginnings of Camrose Lutheran College (now Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta). Secondly, he feels that Luther was good for his own children, and he would like that same opportunity to be provided to others. And, finally, because “education, and in particular education in the Liberal Arts, is critical to a balanced effective community, country and world.  Luther College plays an important role in making that happen.”

Over the years, David has given of his time, service and leadership to various organizations, including Our Saviors Lutheran Church Council, New Dance Horizons, PMI Regina South Sask, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.