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
David Hannah joined the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 to lead the newly formed Student and Enrolment Services Division. As Associate Vice-President of the new Division, which brought together Student Affairs and Services and the Office of the Registrar, Hannah is enthusiastic about guiding the transformation of student services at the University towards a truly student-centred model.
"Rather than running the student around the university’s bureaucracy, we are asking ourselves, 'what do students need?'" says Hannah, "and then building our services and programs around these needs." Student and Enrolment Services Division integrates services assisting both students and the University—from Recruitment and Admissions to Registration and Records, to Student Development and Support to Graduation —in a model aimed at making the student experience positive and productive.
As Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs, David Hannah oversees all thirteen units of the Division. The Associate Vice-President’s Office maintains a close relationship with other administrative and academic offices on campus, and with the wider University community, to ensure that the functions and services of SESD serve the University, its students and the Saskatchewan public.
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.