Greg Fowler is the Vice-President Finance and Resources at the University of Saskatchewan.
About the Role
Primary accountabilities include:
- Ensure the long-term financial health of the university, including annual financial reporting
- Corporate responsibility for subsidiaries and related entities (e.g. The Canadian Light Source, The Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation, Prairie Diagnostic Services)
- Real estate and university lands
- Further the university’s mission and goals through the leadership and oversight of the university’s human, technical, physical and financial resources.
- Develop and foster a service-oriented culture across the Finance and Resources portfolio
- Leadership that builds community both within and external to the university
Vision and Stewardship
- Quality managerial practices that protect and leverage the university’s assets including capital, processes, systems and investments
- Long‐term and comprehensive approach to the assembly and mobilization of resources
Greg Fowler is passionate about service. Extensive efforts have been made and continue under his leadership to change the culture of administrative services on campus to one of “service first.” This has meant re-shaping the staffing structure to align resources behind the university’s core mission. Greg sees opportunities in the university plan to align the four top priorities of finance and resources: service, major capital and land endowments, financial sustainability and transparency, and partnerships and relationships.
Greg has been with the University of Saskatchewan for nearly 25 years. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Economics in 1988 and Master of Business Administration in 1992 from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1994, he returned to the university as assistant controller of St. Thomas More College, and in 1998 became the controller. He was in this position until 2006 when he became director of operations for the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing. In 2007, Greg was appointed director of consumer services, and served in this capacity until his appointment as vice-president finance and resources. Greg has held the role of vice-president finance and resources at the University of Saskatchewan since June 1, 2013.
Greg is engaged in the community as a member of the Boards of Directors, chairing the finance committees for the Saskatchewan Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), the Canadian Light Source (CLS), the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, and previously for the Friendship Inn.
Greg enjoys acreage life just outside of Saskatoon where he lives with his wife and three children, three horses, three dogs and three cats.
Portfolio and structure
The Finance and Resources portfolio covers a tremendous range of activities and functions and serves the University of Saskatchewan in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology, major capital building projects, facilities and consumer services.