Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

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

  • Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.

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

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

  • 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.

Jana Odling (HS’91, U’95)

Jana Odling (HS’91, U’95), who commenced her first term as a Board member in 2017, is a lawyer with the City of Regina, where she provides advice to the finance department, corporate services division, the city clerk’s office, and the taxation and assessment department. She does much of the work on legislative initiatives and governance, as well as providing legal advice to two Committees of Council. 

Jana is an alumna of both the High School (graduating in 1991) and the University campus where she received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English in 1995. Two of her siblings attended Luther High School as well, so there is a “family connection with the school.”

As an alumna of both the High School and University, she knows first-hand that the Liberal Arts education Luther provides to its students is invaluable in life, post formal education. “A liberal arts education… teaches people to gather information, interpret it, think critically about it and make informed decisions. I believe that this education at both the high school and university campuses prepared me for attending law school and has contributed substantially to my career as a lawyer and a public servant. Given this, I would like to give back to both the campuses and the students.”

In addition to her work with the City and on the Board, Jana is a mother of two, as well as a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Canadian Bar Association.