Dr. Glenn Feltham

Photo of NAIT president Dr. Glenn Feltham
Past Chair, Polytechnics Canada
President and CEO, NAIT

Dr. Glenn Feltham was appointed President and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 2011. As NAIT’s sixth president he has led the institution toward its vision of becoming one of the world’s leading polytechnics, with a focus on relevance and responsiveness. Under Dr. Feltham’s leadership, NAIT plays an essential role in strengthening Alberta’s and Canada’s economies through hands-on, technology-based education and applied research in partnership with industry.  

Dr. Feltham became Chair of Polytechnics Canada in August 2015. He is also Chair of the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA). COPPOA works across all of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to continue building the strongest possible system.  

Prior to joining NAIT, Dr. Feltham was Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. His extensive background includes law, taxation and finance, teaching and institutional administration. He has penned numerous articles in academic and professional journals and has served as president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

Dr. Feltham plays an active role in the community locally, provincially and nationally. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Citie Ballet Society in Edmonton, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Standards Council of Canada.

Previously, Dr. Feltham was chair of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and served on the boards of the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Airports Authority. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Montana, an LLB from Queen’s University Faculty of Law and a PhD from the University of Waterloo School of Accountancy. He is a designated Certified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada and was formerly a member of the Law Society of Alberta.