McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Dr. Jerome Cranston as Vice-Provost of Students and Learning at University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Cranston will lead the development and implementation of initiatives critical to the mission, strategic direction, and outcomes of the university. Specifically, he will focus on enrollment, retention and success, enhancing the quality of learning and teaching within and beyond the classroom, and uplifting indigenization. His role will be critical to the university as it pursues its goal of being “a university that sets the standard in learning.”

Dr. Cranston brings almost 30 years of administrative experience spanning primary, secondary, and postsecondary systems of education. He held administrative appointments at the University of Manitoba and, more recently, served as Dean, Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. A widely acknowledged and respected scholar, his unwavering commitment to Indigenous rights, human rights, racial justice, and anticolonial practices and scholarship will serve the University of Saskatchewan well. 

Located on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, The University of Saskatchewan is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian research-intensive, medical-doctoral universities serving over 25,000 students, including 3,400 Indigenous students and more than 3,300 international students. 

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Research Associate Alina Ivanets.