Office of the President
President and CEO
Mr. Daykin has over 30 years of post-secondary education leadership experience in various positions. He joined Langara College in 2010, most recently serving as the College’s Vice-President, Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Daykin was the College’s Associate Vice-President, Administration and Finance. Previously, Mr. Daykin was the Secretary Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Mission School District; the Associate Vice-President, Finance and Director, Finance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; and Director, Finance and Manager, Accounting Information & Budgeting at Douglas College.
Mr. Daykin has a strong background in finance, budgeting, and administration, which includes leading the development of multi-million dollar construction projects at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Mission School District. Mr. Daykin’s scholarly activity includes teaching experience in accounting and numerous works on topics such as improving processes and understanding cost drivers in the post-secondary sector.
Mr. Daykin is a board member of Post-Secondary Employers’ Association, a member of BC Colleges Association, a member of the Senior Finance and Administrators Officers group of BC Colleges and Institutes, and served as a board member of the Douglas College Foundation and the Kwantlen Foundation. He has also served on several committees and associations including the College, University College and Institute FTE Peer Review Committee; the Association of Canadian Community Colleges Corporate Alliance; and the Community College Business Officers Association.
Mr. Daykin is a Certified General Accountant and has an MA in leadership and training from Royal Roads University.