three directors oversee the activities of the thirteen units in the Student and Enrolment Services Division, which offer student support services and operational support to the entire campus.
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 four units within SESD – Aboriginal Student Centre, Admissions and Transfer Credit, International Student and Study Abroad Centre and Undergraduate Recruitment.
Russell Isinger - University Registrar and Director of Student Services
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 University Registrar and Director of Student Services. As a member of SESD’s senior leadership team, Russell provides leadership to five units within SESD - Student Finance and Awards, Registrarial Services, Student Central, 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.
Peter Hedley - Director of Support Services
Peter Hedley has over 15 years’ experience in both the public and private education environments in Europe and North America. Peter holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a graduate degree in Creative Writing. In addition to his extensive administrative experience, he has also taught Creative Writing, English Language, Study Skills and Communication.
From 2000, Peter worked as a language teacher in Europe for three years before moving into the Post-Secondary environment in 2003 with 6 years as a faculty member at two UK institutions, the University of Bedfordshire and Brunel University London. Peter spent eleven years in total working at London Brunel International College (Brunel University) in Middlesex, UK. Peter’s final role at LBIC was as Director of Academic and Student Services but he also acted as the College’s Director/Principal for one year. Following his move to Canada in 2014, Peter was responsible for the Student Affairs portfolio at Capilano University in British Columbia.
As a member of SESD’s senior leadership team, Peter provides overall leadership to four units – Student Health Services, Student Counselling Services, Disability Services for Students and Student Affairs Case Management. Peter will also lead project activity related to campus welfare, diversity and wellness matters. He is excited by the opportunity to develop an approach which focuses diverse groups to collaborate in activities and initiatives to support and promote student and employee well-being and success.