We believe in:
- Excellence, demonstrated by fresh thinking, best practices, entrepreneurial initiatives, bold solutions to new opportunities and fiscal responsibility.
- Collaboration and we work together as a learning community to serve our students and partners.
- Fairness, modelled by honest and ethical dealings in our relationships with students, employees and partners.
Board of Governors
SAIT became a board-governed institute on April 1, 1982, and operates under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act/Statutes of Alberta 2003 Chapter P-19.5 (effective as of March 18, 2004.)
The institute delivers educational programs to provide a skilled, productive workforce for the economic development of Alberta and Canada. The SAIT Board of Governors includes:
- 10 public members
- two students
- two faculty
- one non-academic staff member
- SAIT's President and CEO
The Board is the permanent governing body of SAIT and makes and administers policy for the institute. The Board sets the mission for the institute in its pursuit of educational excellence, is accountable and responsible for the educational and financial governance of SAIT, and is responsive to the needs of the communities SAIT serves.
SAIT is under the administration of the following executive management team:
Dr. David Ross
16th President and CEO
Under Dr. Ross' leadership, SAIT has become Alberta's third-largest post-secondary institution. SAIT is known internationally for its action-based applied education, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the globe.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services
With nearly two decades of leadership and fiscal acumen, Emily Bourassa brings her years of finance and operations experience to SAIT's executive management team.
Dr. Janet Welch
Vice President, Academic (Interim)
Janet builds on our commitment to ensure SAIT's programs continue to be of high quality, meet the diverse needs of learners and industry and are aligned with SAIT's vision of being a global leader in applied education.
Vice President, External Relations
With 20 years of experience in executive leadership, Heather's talents in strategic communications, resource development and reputation management have made her an award-winning strategist and results-oriented leader.
Vice President, Corporate Development, Applied Research and International
With a background in international marketing, business development and strategic partnerships, Mark brings more than 20 years of leadership experience from the advanced education sector to SAIT.