Algoma University Welcomes New Vice-President of Finance & Operations

Robert Battisti - photo courtesy Algoma University.

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON.  Algoma University is pleased to announce that Robert Battisti has been named as the institution’s new Vice-President of Finance and Operations.

“After an extensive search process, we are excited to welcome Robert Battisti to the Algoma University leadership team,” said President and Vice-Chancellor, Asima Vezina. “It is wonderful to see someone local emerge as the successful candidate. Robert is an active volunteer in our community and his professional experience, both in the public and corporate sectors, will be extremely valuable as we move our vision and strategic priorities forward.”

Battisti comes to the University from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), where he served in Director of Finance related capacities for the past five years. Battisti has also held leadership positions in finance with the Sault Area Hospital, St. Marys Paper Corporation, and Anthony Domtar Inc.

“I am filled with excitement and enthusiasm in joining the Algoma University team, and look forward to serving an educational institution that has such an important role in our community.  I am drawn to its unique and rich history and the special mission of cross-cultural teaching and learning.   I look forward to working collaboratively with the university community on the vision to offer a transformative educational experience through a student-centered approach and am passionate about making a difference in supporting Algoma University’s growth and expansion and the overall priority of enhancing student experience.”

Battisti holds a Master of Business Administration from Lake Superior State University. He is a chartered professional accountant and a certified management accountant.

Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.  As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit