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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.​