Russell Isinger, BA, MA, is a graduate of the college of arts and science and the college of graduate and post-doctoral studies, University of Saskatchewan. Russ joined the staff of the University Registrar's Office in the Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) in 2003. In 2009, Russ joined SESD's senior leadership team as University Registrar, and he continued to serve on the TLSE's senior leadership team, most recently as University Registrar and Senior Director of Academic and Financial Services. As University Registrar, Russ is a member of university council, senate, and the general academic assembly, and he has been actively involved in leadership and governance across the university. He was appointed Interim Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience and University Registrar in November, 2022.
Russ is also a professional affiliate with the department of political studies, University of Saskatchewan. He has taught as a sessional lecturer with the department and with St. Thomas More College, and he continues to research and write in his area of academic interest, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the CF-105 Avro Arrow supersonic interceptor program of the 1950s. In 2020, Russ was the co-recipient of the Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award, awarded by the Saskatchewan Book Awards, as co-editor of the book Back to Blakeney: Revitalizing the Democratic State.