The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of JSGS executive-in-residence and former deputy minister, Wynne Young, as the incoming director of the school’s Outreach & Training unit, effective July 1, 2014. Young will succeed Dan Perrins, who has served in that capacity since the school’s establishment.
“We want to thank Dan Perrins for the significant role he has played in the ongoing success of the school’s Outreach & Training unit. Dan has been a pillar of support for the school, has provided us with excellent strategic advice, and has greatly assisted in building the school’s relationship with the federal, provincial and municipal governments," says Michael Atkinson, JSGS executive director. “We look forward to collaborating further with Dan in his new role as a JSGS executive-in-residence.”
Prior to joining the JSGS, Wynne Young served as a deputy minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour, the Ministry of Education (formerly Saskatchewan Learning), the Ministry of Social Services (formerly Community Resources and Employment), and as the chair of the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission. She has held various senior level policy and management positions in the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance, and was appointed as a senior policy advisor in the Policy and Planning Unit of Executive Council.
Young’s extensive expertise and her considerable experience in the public sector have already proven to be a valuable asset to both the school and its student body. Having served as mentor in the executive internship program since its inception in 2004, Young has been able to provide significant leadership on ongoing program activities. She has also contributed to a number of faculty-led research projects, including one with the Sun West School Division, and is involved in ongoing international work through the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
“The JSGS is very fortunate to welcome Wynne Young to the role of director of Outreach and Training,” says Kathy McNutt, director, JSGS U of R campus. “Wynne brings years of public sector leadership experience and will play a pivotal role in the future direction of the school.”
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Erica Schindel, Communications and Marketing Specialist
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy