Dr. David Ross joined SAIT in 2013, becoming its 16th President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A passionate leader in post-secondary education dedicated to promoting student success, Dr. Ross has a reputation for innovation in applied education.
Under Dr. Ross’ leadership, SAIT has become Alberta’s third largest post-secondary institution well known for its action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the globe.
Prior to joining SAIT, Dr. Ross was President and CEO of Langara College where he transformed the institution through extensive growth and strategic market development.
A life-long educator, Dr. Ross has held academic appointments in Business at the University of New Brunswick and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Active in his community and on the national and international levels in post-secondary education, Dr. Ross is a Member of the Board of several foundations and associations including the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Business Research Advisory Council for the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
He is also Chair of the Canadian Bureau of International Education and a member of the Business Council of Canada’s Higher Education — Business Roundtable.
Dr. Ross holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska, Master of Aquaculture (MAq) from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Dalhousie University.
Dr. Ross lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Ewa and son, Aleksander.