Senior Administration

President

Jim Hamilton

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.

President's Office

Jim Hamilton Okanagan College President

Contacts

James Hamilton

President's Office
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5403 ext. 4715

Joanna Campbell

Manager, Executive Office
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5403 ext. 4715

Margaret Johnson

Executive Office Assistant
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4788

Interim Provost and Vice President Academic

Dr. Andrew Hay

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. He has taught at the University of Alberta, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Okanagan University College.  He is the current chair of the BC College Vice President Academic group and is a member of the following regional and provincial committees: Innovation Okanagan Network, EducationPlannerBC Steering Committee, Technology Education Career Council, Senior Academic Administrators’ Forum, and the Quality Assessment Audit Committee.  Dr. Hay serves as a faculty member of the Leadership Institute for Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Andrew Hay

Reporting to the President, the Vice President Education plays an integral role by providing leadership within the College community in the setting and achievement of the Strategic Plan and academic priorities of the College.

The Vice President Education office oversees the administration of all educational programs, actively encouraging excellence in a learner centered approach to teaching. As Chair of the Deans Forum, the Vice President Education leads an effective academic and administrative decision-making process.

The Vice President Education office is accountable for the development of successful outcomes with respect to the objectives of the Okanagan College Long-term Education Plan.

The Vice President Education office provides administrative support for the Extended Study Leave, Professional Allowance and Grants-in-Aid funds provided to Okanagan College faculty members.

Portfolio

Contacts

Dr. Andrew Hay

Provost and VP Academic Office
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5628 ext. 4739

Lara Jennings

Executive Assistant
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4739

Vice President Employee and Corporate Services

Curtis Morcom

A Chartered Professional Accountant, graduated from OUC’s Bachelor of Business Administration with honours the year before OUC transformed to become Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan (2005). Prior to coming to the College, has been Director of Integrated Planning and Chief Budget Officer at UBC Okanagan and also recently served as a member of the UBC Board of Governors. He has more than 20 years of senior management experience across a range of industries including, education, health, professional services, leasing and land development. At 21 years of age, Curtis was the youngest person to be awarded a franchise agreement of a leading national retailer. By the age of 25, he oversaw operations of 26 retail locations throughout Manitoba. Curtis has also obtained a Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation through McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada.

Curtis Morcom

The office of the Vice President Employee and Corporate Services is Okanagan College’s Chief Financial Officer. The office is responsible for Okanagan College’s Facilities and Business Services, Financial Services, Human Resources, and IT Services.

In addition, the Office of the Vice President Employee and Corporate Services acts as a liaison between students, faculty, community and the provincial government.

Portfolio

Contacts

Curtis Morcom

VP Employee & Corporate Services
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4205

Tanya Harding

Executive Assistant
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4205

Interim Vice President Students

Associate Vice President External and Strategic Initiatives 

Allan Coyle

Allan Coyle has been with Okanagan College for more than 20 years.  Allan is currently serving as both Okanagan College's Interim Vice President Students and Associate Vice President External and Strategic Initiatives. As Interim Vice President Students, Allan’s portfolio includes Student Services, International Education, Library Services as well as all four Regional Dean offices: South Okanagan-Similkameen, Central Okanagan, North Okanagan and Shuswap-Revelstoke.

As Associate Vice President External and Strategic Initiatives, Allan leads both the Public Affairs and the Alumni departments. The Public Affairs team is responsible for all institutional marketing and communications initiatives at Okanagan College. The Alumni department works alongside the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) and celebrates alumni by connecting them to each other, telling their stories and sharing their successes. 

Allan is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and has worked in post-secondary education in the Okanagan since 1998. Before that, he was owner of a successful public relations firm, and enjoyed a career as a journalist and editor. He has written extensively for magazines, and has volunteered his PR and marketing expertise to several non-profit initiatives and agencies, including an eight-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna YMCA.

Allan Coyle

The office of the Vice President Students is responsible for the delivery of student services and supports on all Okanagan College campuses. The Vice President Students is a key conduit for communication with the Okanagan College Student Union and the Vernon Student Association Okanagan College. The Vice President’s portfolio includes the operations of the Regional Dean’s offices, International Education, Library Services, Learning and Success Centres, Aboriginal Student Services, Financial Aid and Awards, Accessibility Services, Student Graduate and Co-Op Employment, Counselling Services, Education Advising, Athletics Recreation and Student Life, and Wellness.

Portfolio

Contacts

Allan Coyle

Interim Vice President Students
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5413 ext. 5413

Liz Plamondon

Executive Assistant - Vice President Students
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4724

Michelle Lowry

Executive Assistant - Associate Vice President External and Strategic Initiatives
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5473 ext. 4649