Cheryl Schmitz

CFO & VP, Administrative Services, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Cheryl is the CFO and VP, Administrative Services with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She has spent more than 28 years with the organization, taking on progressively senior roles within the Financial Services Division before being appointed to her current role in 2019. Cheryl is valued by her colleagues and team as a thoughtful and collaborative problem-solver with deep knowledge of the organization and postsecondary sector. She leads a women in leadership initiative at Sask Polytech which provides professional development, mentorship, learning and networking among the team. Cheryl made significant contributions towards transforming and positioning SIAST to become a first-choice provincial polytechnic in Canada.

Cheryl’s practical and thoughtful approach to planning, problem-solving, operations and team building are among many reasons she is respected and valued as a senior administrator, project leader and strategic advisor to organizational leaders, policy makers and boards of directors. Executive-level professional development, in a range of relevant disciplines, complements her master’s degree in educational administration, focusing on post-secondary educational leadership, Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified Management Accountant (CPA/CMA) designation and Commerce degree from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Cheryl served as the first director of finance for a large rural health district in Saskatchewan; a position that was created in response to the province’s health care reform.

Cheryl Schmitz