Dr. Jayne Brooks

Jayne Brooks  Degrees, designations, diplomas, certificates held:

  • M.Ed. in College Administrative Leadership from Simon Fraser University
  • Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology) from University of Texas, Austin
  • M.B.A. in Management Science and Information Systems (Operations, Production and Logistics) from McMaster University
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation from the Society of Management Accountants
  • Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting & Marketing) from Okanagan College

Business Experience:

  • Okanagan College and Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C.
  • Director of Learning and Teaching (present)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Business (2001 – 2010)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Adult and Continuing Education (2000-2001)
  • Professor in Business Administration Department (1981-2000)
  • Business Administration Department Chair (1987-1989)
  • Warren, Ladner, Berge & Co., lawyers, Kelowna, B.C. - Accountant & Business Manager
  • Sun-Rype Products Ltd., Kelowna, B.C. - Senior Accountant and Product/Project Analyst
  • Rutherford, Bazett; Chartered Accountants, Kelowna, B.C. - Accountant & Assistant Auditor


  • 2005 Society of Management Accountants of Canada Fellow Award (FCMA) in recognition of service to the Society, the community and the profession of accounting
  • 2002 OUC Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in work, community and at OUC by an alumnus
  • 2002 YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award for Career Leadership for career achievements and demonstrated leadership abilities
  • 2001 Kelowna and District Arts Council’s Honour in the Arts Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Arts in Kelowna

Expertise Areas: Accounting, Operations Management, Policy, Leadership

Associations and Board Memberships:

Ministry of Education, Skills and Training - Member of the Degree Program Review Committee (1995-1998)

BC and Alberta Quality Assessment Boards - Reviewer of proposed new Business education programs in different institutions (2001-present)

Okanagan University College / Okanagan College Alumni Association - Founding member and President for the first two years and Member of the Executive (2001-2003)

Okanagan College Business Administration Program Advisory Committee Member (1978-1981)

Okanagan Chapter of the Society of Management Accountants - President (1979-1980), Representative on Provincial Council (1979-1980), Student Liaison Officer (1980-1985) and Member of National Examination Review committee (2003)

Rotary Centre for the Arts - President (2003- 2006) and Member of the Executive (2002-2006)

Kelowna International Regatta Association - Director of Finance (1980) and Member of the Finance team (1977-1980)

Kelowna and District Society for the Mentally Handicapped - Treasurer (1982) and Representative to the B.C. Association Subcommittee (1982)

Theatre Kelowna Society - President (1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1999-2001), Business Manager (1978-1980, 1991-1992), Executive Member (1978-1985, 1988-1989, 1991-1992, 1999-2003), Preparer and reviewer of financial Statements (1987-1991, 1993-1994, 1998-2004), Producer of over twenty drama and musical productions

Okanagan Zone of Theatre B.C. - Treasurer (1982-1983)

Theatre B.C. Provincial Theatre Festival - Chair of “Performance ‘85” and “MAINSTAGE ‘97”, and Vice-Chair of “MAINSTAGE ‘89”

St. Paul’s United Church - Member of the Senior Choir (1987-present), Member of Gospel Praise singing group (1998-present), Worship and Music Committee Choir Representative (1990-1992, 1999-2000), Presbytery Representative (1989-1992), Leader of the Women’s Evening Unit (1989-1992) and Member of Special Strategic Planning Steering Committee (1994)

Okanagan University College Choir - Member from 1998 to 2006

Kelowna International Choir - Member for winter sessions from 2000 to 2005 and Member of touring group traveling to BC and Alaska one year and Europe another year

Kelowna Unity Choir - Member in 2007 for Carnegie Hall Concert performance in November 2007