Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Administrative Services
Cheryl Schmitz is proud to have built her career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She is passionate about Sask Polytech’s mission of educating students and providing skilled and successful graduates. Cheryl is excited to lead the Administrative Services’ team as Sask Polytech continues to evolve and grow to meet student and employer needs.
Cheryl started with Sask Polytech (then SIAST) in 1995 as the payroll manager, taking on progressively senior roles within the Financial Services Division. For the past 12 years, she has served as the associate vice president, Financial Services.
Cheryl’s practical and thoughtful approach to planning, problem-solving, operations and team-building are among many reasons she is respected and valued as a senior administrator, project leader and strategic advisor to organizational leaders, policy makers and boards of directors. Executive-level professional development, in a range of relevant disciplines, complements her Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified Management Accountant (CPA/CMA) designation and business degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan. Schmitz is currently working towards a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan focusing on post-secondary educational leadership.
Prior to joining Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Cheryl served as the first director of finance for a large rural health district in Saskatchewan; a position that was created in response to the province's health care reform in the early 1990s.