Vaughn Solomon Schofield

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Her Honour the Honourable
Vaughn Solomon Schofield
21st Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Assumed office
March 22, 2012
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Premier Brad Wall
Preceded by Gordon Barnhart
Personal details
Born (1943-10-25) October 25, 1943 (age 73)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Spouse(s) Gordon L. Schofield
Children two

Vaughn Solomon Schofield, SOM SVM (born October 25, 1943) is the 21st and current Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.[1] Her appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper on March 6, 2012, to succeed Gordon Barnhart. Solomon Schofield was sworn in on March 22, 2012 at the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. She is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Saskatchewan. Solomon Schofield is a strong supporter of the Canadian Forces, and stated during her installation that the military will be her focus during her term.[2] Her affection for the Forces stemmed from her time as Provincial Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council, a position she was appointed to in January 2006. Solomon Schofield also holds the title of Honorary Colonel of 38 Service Battalion, which is part of 38 Canadian Brigade Group.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Solomon Schofield was born in Regina, but has most recently resided in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan. She was educated at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus and the Ray-Vogue School in Chicago, where she earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is married to Gordon L. Schofield and is the mother of Dr. Whitney Wignall, a pediatric dentist, and George, a graduate in Business Administration, who held the position of Mayor of Regina Beach in 2012.

She is fluent in English and Spanish.


Solomon Schofield was actively involved in a number of organizations. In the 1980s, she chaired the Board of Crime Watch, a 200,000-member crime prevention organization with groups in cities throughout North and South America. She has been Committee Chair, President, Vice-President and/or board member of a number of organizations in Regina, including St. John Ambulance, the Assiniboia Club, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Royal United Services Institute, and the Hospitals of Regina Foundation. Solomon Schofield also served as Chief financial officer of Sprite North America for ten years.[5]

Solomon Schofield's other present and past board memberships and affiliations include: the Saskatchewan Roughriders (Honorary Director), 2003 Grey Cup Committee (Chair-Security Volunteers), Regina Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo, Opera Saskatchewan and the Salvation Army.

She is currently President and CEO of the Western Group of Companies, a business real estate organization holding interests throughout Western Canada.



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Order of precedence
Preceded by
Frank Lewis
as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
Canadian order of precedence
as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Succeeded by
Lois Mitchell
as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Preceded by
Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
Order of precedence in Saskatchewan
as of 2012
Succeeded by
Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan