Dr. David Ross

David Ross
President and CEO, SAIT

Dr. David Ross is SAIT’s 16th President and joined the institution in 2013. 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 institution 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 both 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 is a member of the Business Council of Canada’s Higher Education – Business Roundtable. 

Dr. Ross holds a PhD from Nebraska University, Master of Science (MSc) from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Dalhousie University.

David lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Ewa and son, Aleksander.