Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO
Before joining Saskatchewan Polytechnic in July 2012, Dr. Rosia was dean of the School
of Construction at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta, a position he held since
1999. His career in education spans more than 35 years, as an instructor, program
chair, revenue generating coordinator, marketing manager and dean. He has more than
20 years of leadership experience in educational administration and has served in
advisory roles to community, provincial and municipal committees. He has also been
a member of the boards of several regional, national and international organizations.
Dr. Rosia is an alumnus of SAIT Polytechnic and a lifelong learner. He has a background in telecommunications engineering, adult education and educational policy and administration, and in 2006 completed his PhD in academic leadership at the University of Calgary. He attended the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University. Notable recognition includes the SAIT Board of Governors Award for Business and Industry Partnerships, the Conference Board of Canada Award for Business and Industry Partnerships, and the Chair Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award for his service to education and to Alberta.
Dr. Rosia is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, and a well-respected ambassador for the post-secondary community. He authored a book titled "The Successful College President."