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Mark Butler brings more than 20 years of leadership experience from the advanced education sector to SAIT. His background in international marketing, business development and strategic partnerships has led him to participate in projects in Australia, Belize, Bahamas, India, Portugal, Palestine, and Tanzania.

As Vice President at SAIT, Butler leads a portfolio including Applied Research, Corporate Training, Business Intelligence and Analytics, International Projects and Business Operations, the Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Studies, and SAIT’s International Centre. His responsibilities include local, national and international business development, partnerships and revenue diversification.

Butler joined SAIT in 2017 as Director of the International Centre before being promoted in 2019 to Associate Vice President, International. Previously he served as Director of International Education for Bow Valley College, Director of International and Distance Learning for Lakeland College, and Director of Extension Services at Lakeland College.

Butler holds an Executive MBA from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Before his extensive leadership roles, Butler taught various Business and Management courses at Lakeland College and has developed and/or delivered many educational management and leadership projects, programs and courses. Butler was a Municipal Councillor for the Town of Vermilion for three years and has served on various Provincial and National Committees. Most recently representing AB/NWT on Colleges and Institutes Canada’s International Advisory Committee.

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