Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

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

  • All programs at Luther College offer study abroad opportunities. As an affiliate of the U of R, we have partnerships with 450 universities across 70 different countries.

  • Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.

  • 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.

  • Luther College at the University of Regina participates in Admission on the Spot events - campus tours, reduced application fees, and the relief of finding out you're accepted to your program right away!

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

Gregory Swanson

Gregory Swanson, in his first term of service, is new to the Board in 2016 and serves as the Secretary. Currently, Greg is an “of Counsel” lawyer with McKercher LLP Law Firm, where he was a partner up until December 2015 when he semi-retired. He continues to work part-time in his legal areas of expertise including Taxation, Corporate Law, and Wills and Estates.

As a University of Regina (U of R) student from 1971 to 1974, Greg has fond memories of Luther, specifically the Cafeteria where he often ate lunch since, as he says, “[it] had the best food on campus.”  After convocating from the U of R, his connection to Luther continued through his involvement as president of the U of R Alumni Association and a member of the U of R Senate and Board of Governors, where indirectly he became acquainted with Dr. Bruce Perlson and current Luther President, Dr. Bryan Hillis.

He is particularly excited about working with Luther College: “The future of our society (including my granddaughters) is dependent upon our future leaders being well-educated. And it is institutions like Luther College Regina that provide the great education to those future leaders.”

Greg also serves as the board chair of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation; President of the Scandinavian Club of Regina; and is a member of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, bicycling, sailing, and downhill and cross country skiing.