Board Committees

Did You Know?

  • 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!

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

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

  •  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!

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • 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.

Board Committees

Academic & Administrative Committee

Chair: Murray Knuttila
Members: David Solheim (ex officio), Meredith Cherland, Beth Drozda, Jana Odling

Audit Committee

Chair: Daryl Nelson
Members: David Solheim (ex officio), Janet Bjorndahl, Jeff Christiansen, Greg Swanson, Karl Tiefenbach

Building & Facilities Renewal Committee

Chair: Jody Hilderman
Members: David Solheim (ex officio), Janet Bjorndahl, Lyndon Carlson, Daryl Nelson

Development Committee

Chair: Jeff Christiansen
Members: David Solheim (ex officio), Lyndon Carlson, Laurel Garven, Daranne Harris

Executive Committee

Chair: David Solheim
Members: Meredith Cherland, Jeff Christiansen, Jody Hilderman, Murray Knuttila, Daryl Nelson, Greg Swanson, Karl Tiefenbach

Finance Committee

Chair: Daryl Nelson
Members: David Solheim (ex officio), Janet Bjorndahl, Jeff Christiansen, Greg Swanson, Karl Tiefenbach

Governance Committee 

Chair: Karl Tiefenbach
Members:  David Solheim (ex officio), Meredith Cherland, Beth Drozda, Laurel Garven, Murray Knuttila, Karen Pflanzner, Greg Swanson

Depending on the committee, selected members of the administration, faculty, staff and students of the College are invited to sit on, and report to, these committees.