College garners board member

Robert McGowan has been appointed by the provincial government

A new face on Okanagan College’s board of governors brings experience overseeing corporate finances and working on non-profit boards.

Robert McGowan has been appointed by the provincial government for a term ending July 31, 2014.

A Kelowna resident, McGowan has served as chief financial officer for two publicly-traded companies and is also a former board member of a publicly-traded software firm.

“I’m coming to appreciate the complexities of the post-secondary education environment and look forward to working on behalf of the institution,” he said.

He is a former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.

“We are looking forward to drawing on Bob’s knowledge and insights as a part of the College governance,” said board chairperson Tom Styffe. “His public company and private sector experience will be an asset.”