Release Date: January 18, 2005
Media Contact: Cheryl Krett, Luther College
E-mail: communications@luthercollege.edu
Phone: (306) 585-5144
New President appointed at Luther College
Luther College is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Perlson has been appointed the new President of Luther College as of July 1st, 2005. 

Dr. Perlson is a former Vice-President and Corporation Officer, and Vice President/Director of Research and Business Development for Millennium Chemicals Inc., a major chemical company in the United States. In those positions his responsibilities included organizational leadership and restructuring, operations and capital financing and budget control, long term planning and plan implementation, human resource management and development, contract negotiation and management and government affairs. He presently resides in Loveland, Ohio.

Dr. Perlson graduated from Luther College (High School) in 1962 and completed his first year of university through Luther in 1963. He later earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. He taught as a visiting instructor at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), and then entered the field of Research and Development. His experience, energy, business acumen and passion for excellence will ensure the College's continued success.

"I am both delighted and honoured to be returning to Regina and the province of Saskatchewan to serve as the president of Luther College," says Dr. Perlson. "The College has earned a well-deserved place of distinction in the province, with its long-standing tradition of providing a high-quality education in a nurturing, Christian setting. There is no better testimony to the excellence of the Luther College experience than the outstanding achievements of the College's alumni, and the support of the College's benefactors."

Dr. Bruce Perlson will become the seventh president of Luther College, replacing Dr. Richard Hordern, who has served as President since October 1994. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Hordern was a professor of Religious Studies at Luther College, University of Regina Campus, for 17 years, primarily teaching courses on Christianity. He will return to teaching at Luther once his term as president is complete.

Luther College has been offering an excellent academic program in the context of a supportive and personalized Christian community since 1913. It includes a High School campus at 1500 Royal Street and a University campus at the University of Regina. Its distinguished alumni include five Rhodes Scholars and the only Saskatchewan-born recipient of a Nobel Prize.