Jim Pelton

, , Canada
Executive Director, Continuing & Professional Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Pelton has extensive local and international experience leading and managing operations in training and education. Before being appointed Executive Director of Continuing & Professional Studies at KPU, he was the Director, Training Delivery at the Industry Training Authority (ITA) where he worked with colleges, institutions and special purpose teaching universities to support the delivery of trades training across BC. Prior to his role at ITA, Pelton worked at SAIT Polytechnic where he held the roles of Manager, Business Planning and Corporate Training; Executive Director, Earned Revenue Transition Project; and Manager of Business Operations. In his current role as Executive Director, his responsibilities include identifying, delivering and marketing continuing and professional studies opportunities that meet the needs of mature students, working professionals, businesses, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Pelton holds a masters of science in environmental management from the University of London, a masters of business administration from York University and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and history from Concordia University.