New VP at college

Roy Daykin starts as vice-president of finance and administration at Okanagan College Dec. 15.

Okanagan College says it will welcome one of the sector’s leaders to its executive team when Roy Daykin starts as vice-president of finance and administration Dec. 15.

Daykin brings nearly three decades of leadership experience in post-secondary; he was most recently vice-president of 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.

“Roy is a highly respected leader in our sector and his experience will be a valuable asset to our college,” said Jim Hamilton, OC president.

“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.”

Daykin also spent nine years at Kwantlen University College and 16 years at Douglas College.

“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.”

Daykin replaces Robert Eby, who retires Dec. 18 after serving seven years as OC’s vice-president of finance.