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Okanagan College will welcome one of the sector’s leaders to its executive team when Roy Daykin joins the institution as its new Vice President Finance and Administration on Dec. 15.
Daykin brings nearly three decades of leadership experience in post-secondary; he was most recently Vice President, Administration and Community Engagement at Langara College.
Prior to that role, Daykin spent three years in senior executive roles at Langara, serving terms as the institution’s Vice President of Administration and Finance, Associate Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Langara’s interim President and CEO.
“Roy is a highly respected leader in our sector and his experience will be a valuable asset to our College,” said Jim Hamilton, president of Okanagan College. “He has provided outstanding service to other post-secondary institutions and a school district and will bring a wealth of relevant experience to our institution and our region.”
In addition to senior executive roles at Langara, Daykin spent nine years at Kwantlen University College as Associate Vice President of Finance.
Prior to that appointment, he was with Douglas College for 16 years where he progressed from a position in accounts payable to Manager of Accounting Information and Internal Audit, and eventually to Director of Finance.
Daykin also spent two years as Secretary Treasurer with Mission Public Schools.
“Okanagan College has a great reputation and there are so many reasons I am looking forward to joining the team,” said Daykin. “There is such a strong sense of community in the Okanagan and the College is deeply engaged with the community and that is very important to me.
“I’m also excited about the depth and breadth of programming the College offers. From trades to university studies to applied programs, it’s a great variety of programming that supports students and their learning.”
Daykin holds a master of arts in leadership and training from Royal Roads University. In addition, he is a Certified General Accountant.
He is currently the chair of the BC Post-Secondary Employers Association Board, chair of the BC Consortium for Skills Development, member of the BC Task Force on Reengineering, and chair of the Senior Finance and Administration Officers for BC Post-Secondary Institutions.
Daykin replaces Robert Eby, who will retire on Dec. 18 after serving seven years as the College’s Vice President of Finance and Administration.