Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  •  Every single degree program at Luther College offers an optional experiential learning component; gain real world experience and get paid while you go to school!

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

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

  • 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.

  • Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!

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

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

Jody Hilderman

Jody Hilderman joined the Board of Regents in 2017. A Professional Engineer with her PMP (Project Management Professional), and CMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional) designations, she is currently working in operations at a plant facility – a Senior Mine Manager for Mosaic Potash – and very much enjoys her work there.

Though not a graduate of Luther College, Jody is still an alumna, having attended the University campus for the 1996/97 school year prior to transferring into Engineering. Her other link to Luther College comes from her home congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, which has a close affiliation with Luther College High School. 

She is passionate about giving back to Luther College as a board member because, as she says, “It is important for me to contribute time and energy to something that I believe is a meaningful service in the community that I live,” and, for Jody, Luther most certainly provides fits that bill. “Luther provides an opportunity for students to receive a high quality education within a Christian context.”

In her spare time, Jody volunteers as the Treasurer of the Regina Marlins Swim Club and brings music to life as the Pianist for the Christ Lutheran Chamber Choir.