Student and Enrolment Services Division is led by the Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs Dave Hannah. Two directors and one associate director oversee the activities of the thirteen units that offer student support services and operational support to the entire campus.
Dave Hannah - Associate Vice-President Student Affairs
As Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs, David Hannah oversees the thirteen units of Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD). He is committed to serving and supporting students, developing more student-friendly and student-centred approaches to program and service delivery, and working collaboratively with other administrative and academic units from across campus in support of SESD’s mission of student success.
David joined the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) as Associate Vice-President in 2002, where his first task was to integrate and better coordinate the functions and activities of the former Student Affairs and Services division and the Office of the Registrar. Before working at the U of S, Hannah was the founding Registrar and Director of Registrarial Services and at the Technical University of British Columbia. Prior to that he worked for many years as a counseller and counselling department head, and served in a number of administrative positions at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alta. He also was part of a group of about 50 Canadian educators who helped establish the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates, and served as Supervisor of Student Services and Registration at Al Ain Women’s College during the late 1980’s.
Hannah is originally from Calgary, where he received his Bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in Secondary Education from the University of Calgary. He went on to earn a MEd in counselling psychology from the University of Alberta and a PhD in higher education and student affairs from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His academic and professional interests centre on educational leadership, enrolment management, the use of technology in student services and legal issues affecting post-secondary students in Canada. He also serves as a course leader for CISAS (the Canadian Institute for Student Affairs and Services), a professional development program for student affairs professionals that is offered annually by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Manitoba.
Alison Pickrell - Director of Enrolment and Student Affairs
Alison Pickrell has had an extensive career, having spent the last 30 years in post-secondary education administration. She began her career at the University of Saskatchewan, working in various capacities in the former Office of the Registrar and in Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD).
In 2003 Alison became Registrar at SIAST, and in 2006, she became the Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs at SIAST. She returned to SESD in August 2011 as the Director of Enrolment, excited by the opportunity to enhance our recruitment and admission strategies to more actively engage with our Aboriginal and International student populations.
As a member of SESD’s senior leadership team, Alison provides overall leadership to five units within SESD – Aboriginal Student Centre, Admissions and Transfer Credit, International Student and Study Abroad Centre, Student Health and Counselling Services and Undergraduate Recruitment.
Russell Isinger - Director of Academic Services and Financial Assistance
Russell Isinger, BA, MA, joined Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) in 2003. Between 2003 and 2009, he served as Coordinator of Registration and Examinations, Manager and Assistant Registrar (Academic), and Co-Manager of Student Central.
In 2009, Russell joined SESD’s senior leadership team as Registrar and Director of Academic Services and Financial Assistance. As a member of SESD’s senior leadership team, Russell provides leadership to six units within SESD - Awards and Financial Aid, Disability Services for Students, Registrarial Services, Student Central Support Services, Student Employment and Career Centre and Student Information Systems.
Prior to joining SESD, Russell served as a sessional lecturer with the Department of Political Studies, College of Arts and Science, and with St. Thomas More College, as well as a research assistant at the College of Law, and he continues to serve as a Professional Affiliate with the Department of Political Studies.
Vicki Squires - Associate Director
Vicki Squires joined Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) in 2010, having previously worked as a teacher and administrator in the K-12 public school system for many years. She completed her PhD in Educational Administration at the U of S in 2010.
As the Associate Director, she has responsibility for the Strategic and Operational Services unit, which provides support to SESD units in the areas of assessment, communication, finance, planning, program development and reporting. Vicki has a particular passion for working with managers and staff on integrated planning and assessment, and has been very excited to see SESD move towards a more comprehensive and data-driven planning model.