What is the Integrated Services Renewal Program?

Excellent universities require administrative services that are aligned to support and facilitate their mission. At USask, we have created the Integrated Services Renewal Program to effectively leverage our processes, data, people, and technology as we look to the future. We want to determine how to most efficiently support the university’s interconnected needs for student, finance, human resources, procurement, and other services.

Our goal is to understand the university's options to transform current-state services to future-ready, user-focused, integrated services. We are working together to create a future-state roadmap to ensure agility and support USask to be the “university the world needs”.

Why now?

To achieve USask’s commitment of Boundless Collaboration, physical and virtual environments across our campus must enable a connected, collaborative, and welcoming community.

However, we still have much work to do in modernizing our administrative services. We must make sure our services and technologies are efficient, adaptable and provide the consistency required to support data-driven decisions. Through the Integrated Services Renewal Program, we will address gaps and deficiencies in our service environment to effectively deliver core services to our campus community.

Program timeline

Spring 2020 Issue RFP for consulting services to support
  • Needs assessment,
  • Gap analysis, and
  • Institutional readiness assessment
Fall 2020 Choose a consultant
Winter-Spring 2021 Conduct USask needs assessment via questionnaires, interviews, workshops, and data gathering activities with a focus on:
  • Student
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
From this current-state needs assessment, our consultant will develop options for a desired future state with regard to services in student, finance, human resources, and procurement.
Summer 2021 Complete consulting engagement
Fall 2021 Prepare for next steps based on the recommended path forward 

USask accountability

Delivering on the commitments of our University Plan 2025

Boundless Collaboration

Align Structure

Greg Fowler: Vice-president finance and resources
Melissa Just: Interim deputy provost

Cheryl Carver: Associate vice-president people and resources
Shari Baraniuk
: Associate vice-president and CIO
Patti McDougall: Vice-provost teaching, learning and student experience
Wade Epp: Associate vice-president services

Jane Alcorn: Dean Pharmacy and Nutrition
Suzanne Kresta: Dean Engineering

Trevor Batters: Director, financial operations, people and resources
Russ Isinger: University registrar
Chris Gaschler: Chief enterprise architect, enterprise architecture and integration, ICT
Andrew Hildebrandt: Senior business architect, ICT