Senior Administration

Hamilton2016
Jim Hamilton
President
Jim Hamilton was appointed President in 2004, having held numerous positions at the College since he arrived in 1980. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature and serves on numerous boards, including as Chair of the BC Council for International Education, Board member of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, member of the British Columbia Council for Admissions and Transfer, and Director of the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. He has also served as Chair of the Trades Training Consortium of British Columbia and Chair of BC Colleges

Office of the President
Jim Hamilton
Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C.
Phone: (250) 862-5403
Email: jhamilton@okanagan.bc.ca

Executive Assistant to the President
Joanna Campbell
Phone: 250-862-5403
Email: jcampbell@okanagan.bc.ca

Executive Office Assistant
Margaret Johnson
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4788
Email: mjohnson@okanagan.bc.calinks to external site

 

Vice President, Education
Andrew Hay
Andrew Hay
Dr. Andrew Hay holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta, is a professional engineer registered in B.C. and an honorary member of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. (ASTTBC). He has taught at the University of Alberta, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Okanagan University College. He has been involved in a number of technology-related associations inc luding having served as the president and an executive board member of the Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC), a member of the ASTTBC Accreditation Board, the Airport Training Council, the National Committee of the Deans of Technology, and various international committees of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is currently serving on the Technology Education Career Council for B.C. and is the chair of the provincial Senior Academic Administrators' Forum.

Vice President, Education
Dr. Andrew Hay, P.Eng.
Phone: 250-862-5628
Email: ahay@okanagan.bc.ca

Executive Assistant
Lara Jennings, B. Comm.
Phone: 250-862-5628
Email: ljennings@okanagan.bc.ca

 

Interim Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services
Bob Eby
Robert Eby
Robert Eby is a chartered accountant with an Honours History degree from the University of B.C. and an Accounting Diploma from Simon Fraser University. Prior to coming to the College, he worked as a professional musician, as an accountant in public practice, and as the assistant secretary-treasurer with the Vernon School District. A graduate of Vernon Senior Secondary, he previously served on the Okanagan University College Board of Directors. He is the former treasurer of the United Way, and has been a director of the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, treasurer of the Vernon Music School and treasurer of the Mackie Lake House Foundation.

Interim Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services
Robert Eby
Phone: 250-862-5664
Email: rleby@okanagan.bc.ca

Executive Assistant
Tanya Harding
Phone: 250-862-5664
Email: tharding@okanagan.bc.calinks to external site

 

Vice President, Students
Charlotte Kushner
Charlotte Kushner
Charlotte Kushner has spent more than 25 years with Okanagan College, most recently as the Director of Continuing Studies. She has held a number of positions and has experience working in both credit and non-credit program areas, including roles on various institution-wide committees including Education Council, Joint Union Management Committee and the Library Advisory Committee. She has also been involved in a number of continuing education associations including having served as the President of the BC Continuing Education Deans and Directors for over 10 years, and has been an executive board member of various related committees such as the Continuing Education & Training Association of BC, the BC Labour Market Consortium and the BC Skills Development Consortium. She joined the College as a program administrator for Continuing Education with responsibility for business development and subsequently moved into a management role for Extension programming.

Vice President, Students
Charlotte Kushner
Phone: 250-862-5626
Email: ckushner@okanagan.bc.ca

Executive Assistant
Elizabeth (Liz) Plamondon
Phone: 250-862-5626
Email: lplamondon@okanagan.bc.calinks to external site