Long-time advancement professional to join University Relations leadership team

Guy Larocque will join the University Relations leadership team at the University of Saskatchewan as associate vice-president, alumni relations, on March 5, 2018.

By University Communications

Larocque, an advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, program management and communications—acquired in the postsecondary, non-profit and government sectors—is currently executive director of alumni engagement at York University in Toronto. Prior to that, Larocque held leadership positions at the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Bureau for International Education and the Québec Office in Toronto.

“In his new role at the University of Saskatchewan, Guy will be responsible for intensifying alumni engagement, mobilizing the alumni and university communities in support of student success and institutional advancement, and enhancing the overall presence and involvement of alumni in university life,” said Debra Pozega Osburn, vice-president university relations, who led the search.

“I am extremely excited to be joining one of Canada’s foremost research institutions of higher learning, with a prestigious history and strong entrepreneurial spirit,” said Larocque. “I feel particularly privileged to be given the opportunity to serve as a member of the solid leadership team Vice-President Pozega Osburn has been putting together over the past year.

“These are exciting times for the University of Saskatchewan,” said Larocque, who earned a bachelor’s in political science and history, and a master’s in international political economy, both from York University. “I look forward to working with talented colleagues and exceptional leaders across the community to build on past success and help bring alumni engagement to new heights.”