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.

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

  • Luther College offers Bundles and Bundles Plus programs! Bundles and Bundles Plus are groupings of courses hand-selected by our academic advisors to help set new students up for a successful first semester.

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

  • The Luther College Residence offers an early payment discount. You can save up to $225 when you pay by August 15 (for Fall) and/or December 15 (for Winter)!

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

  • 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.

  • The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.

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.