College Overview
Professional Profile - David Walls

David Walls
and Chief Executive Officer
College of the Rockies

Photo of President David WallsDavid Walls assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, College of the Rockies, on August 19. 2013.

Mr. Walls holds a Master of Science, Welding Technology and Management from Aston University in Birmingham, England and a Bachelor of Technology, Metallurgy from Brunel University in Uxbridge.

Mr. Walls has more than 30 years’ experience in the Canadian post-secondary system.  Prior to joining College of the Rockies he served as Provost and Vice-President Academic at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) where he also held the positions of Associate Vice-President Academic and Student Affairs, and Dean of Industrial Training.

Prior to joining SIAST, Mr. Walls held progressively senior positions at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) including Dean of Energy and Natural Resources, and Dean of Mechanical Trades and Technologies.

Mr. Walls has served as Chair and a member of the Board of the Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre, and as a member of the Boards of the Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network and the International Mining Innovation Institute.

He and his wife Kathleen, a psychologist, have three grown children.