Advancement and International

Patricia Bowron, Vice-President, Advancement and International 

306-659-3933
patricia.bowron@saskpolytech.ca 

Biography

Patricia Bowron brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role of vice-president of Advancement and International. She is passionate about the role post-secondary education plays in changing lives for both Canadian and international students. Advocacy, relationship building and stakeholder engagement have been at the forefront of her career journey.

Patricia joined Sask Polytech in January 2020. Prior to joining Sask Polytech, Bowron was at the College of the Rockies for 22 years, where she held a number of leadership roles that focused on strategic business and partnership development initiatives with government and industry in British Columbia, Canada and abroad.

At the College of the Rockies Bowron most recently served as the vice-president, Partnership and Advancement, with a focus on institution-wide collaboration and growth. Bowron also served as executive director and dean at the college. Bowron is a life-long teacher, facilitator and coach, having worked with the BC Open Learning Agency, Selkirk College and University of Calgary. She has also worked as a leadership consultant for numerous colleges and technical institutes transforming to polytechnics and universities in Kenya, Tanzania and Ecuador. In addition, Bowron has served as chairperson and vice-president on various boards engaged in extensive changes in mandate, leadership and funding.  

Bowron has an Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance certificate from SAIT. She received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from the University of Calgary. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.

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