Sue Clayton will be joining the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba (UM) as its new director on October 17th.

“The role of Director of the School of Agriculture encompasses what I have been passionate about over the course of my career – agriculture and education,” said Clayton.  “I see many opportunities ahead that will build upon the solid foundation of the School, ensuring our new curriculum continues to serve the next generation of farmers and agricultural sector employees.”

Located in the UM Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the School coordinates the two-year Agriculture Diploma program and offers a variety of certificate, non-credit and professional development programs for the agri-food industry on behalf of the Faculty.

Clayton comes to the School from her previous position as the executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba (AITC-M), a position which she held for the past seven years.

Prior to AITC-M, she worked in the Faculty as its community liaison coordinator.

Clayton also has extensive public education and governance expertise, having served nearly two decades as a four-term school trustee and board chair for the Pembina Trails School Division, and as governing board chair for Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) from the UM, and worked for several years in international sales and marketing in the agricultural industry.

Clayton succeeds Michele Rogalsky, who retired as director in June 2022.