Jim Hutton, director of college services and business operations at Seneca College in Toronto, has been appointed vice-president, finance and administration at Cambrian College. He will assume his position on September 21.
Hutton brings a “wealth of experience and expertise” to Cambrian, stated a news release from Cambrian.
He spent more than 20 years as a Canadian Naval Engineer, specializing in information technology and control systems; experience in higher education and the public sector in areas ranging from facilities management to ancillary business operations and administrative law; extensive financial management experience and accountability for multi-million dollar budgets, and a background in engineering that has included the management of large scale projects.
Prior to joining Seneca College in 2006, Hutton held a number of positions, including director of facilities at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, general manager - senior early dispute resolution facilitator for the province of British Columbia, director of West Coast Operations with the Canadian Patrol Frigate in Victoria, and director of engineering with the Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron in Victoria.
Hutton holds a Bachelor of Science from Royal Roads Military College, a Master of Science from the University of Victoria, and an Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
“I am delighted that Jim will be joining the Cambrian College community,” said Cambrian College president Sylvia Barnard, in the news release.
“Jim’s professional background encompasses all aspects of the vice president’s portfolio and more. The breadth of his experience and knowledge, combined with his energy and commitment to education and to students, will stand him in good stead as he assumes this vital role with Cambrian. We look forward to working with him and to welcoming him and his family to Sudbury.”