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Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic

As the senior academic officer at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Provost and Vice President Academic is responsible for the academic direction and stewardship of the university's programs. Reporting to the President, the Provost and Vice President Academic has a mandate to facilitate exceptional learning experiences for KPU students by providing leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive education plan that is relevant to students' needs as well as KPU's external communities. The Provost and Vice President Academic ensures the integrity of academic affairs through collaborative work with faculty, deans, other Vice Presidents, and the Senate.


salvador ferrerasSalvador Ferreras is the Provost and Vice-President, Academic of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Sal is responsible for the academic direction and stewardship of KPU’s programs. Reporting to the KPU President, he has a mandate to facilitate exceptional learning experiences for KPU students by providing leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive education plan that is relevant to students' needs as well as KPU's external communities.

Sal brings extensive academic experience to his new role at KPU. Most recently, he was the Vice-President of Education and Student Services at Vancouver Community College (VCC). He has been an instructor at a number of Canadian post-secondary institutions including the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Windsor.

An active member of the community, Sal serves on the Board of Arts Umbrella, Rosario Ancer Flamenco Arts Society in addition to an active performing and recording schedule.

Sal holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree of music in performance from the University of Windsor.