Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO
As President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Dr. Larry Rosia leads the province’s primary provider of technical education and skills training. Sask Polytech serves more than 28,000 distinct students, and offers programs that touch every sector of the economy.
Dr. Rosia is responsible for leading the development of Sask Polytech’s vision and for providing strategic direction to the organization, enabling it to sustain its momentum and capitalize on new opportunities. His priorities include ensuring that students have access to a high-quality, innovative post-secondary education, that employers have access to a highly skilled and qualified workforce that contributes to Saskatchewan’s prosperity, and that Sask Polytech nurtures a positive and vibrant workplace environment.
Dr. Rosia’s 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. Dr. Rosia is the President of Post-Secondary International Network (PIN). He had and is serving as a Director or Board Member for several Regional, National and International organizations; including Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) Committee, CANARIE, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), Polytechnics Canada, the International Mineral Innovation Institute (IMII), Skills Canada Saskatchewan, The Chair Academy International Leadership Board, the Saskatchewan Post-Secondary International Education Council, the Saskatchewan Labour Market Task Force (LMTF), World Federation of Colleges & Polytechnics, and the University of Regina Senate.
Dr. Rosia is an alumnus of UofA and 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 completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University and earned Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Designation. Notable recognition includes the SAIT Board of Governor Award for Business and Industry Partnerships, the Conference Board of Canada Award for Business and Industry Partnerships, the Chair Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award, the Saskatchewan Men of Influence Award, and the Paul A. Elsner Excellence in Leadership Award.
Dr. Rosia is a well-respected ambassador for the post-secondary community. He authored a book titled "The Successful College President."
Sask Polytech Divisions
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Offices
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon SK S7K 5X2