Dr. Christopher Whitaker

Chris Whitaker
Chair, Polytechnics Canada
President and CEO, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Dr. Chris Whitaker is President and CEO of Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. Chris Whitaker joined the college in July 2012 and is the fourth president in the college’s history. He has worked in the Ontario postsecondary sector for over 25 years and is passionate about student success and the role of colleges in providing access and pathways to postsecondary education opportunities.  Since joining Humber, he has continued to advance the college as a comprehensive post-secondary institution with a reputation for creating and delivering a high quality student-focused teaching and learning environment.

Dr. Whitaker’s education includes a PhD from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; an MA from York University and a BA from Queen’s University.

Among his many commitments to Humber and the college system, Dr. Whitaker is Chair for Polytechnics Canada and Vice Chair for College Employer Council as well as a board member for Community Colleges for International Development, the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, Ontario College Application Service, Skills Ontario and the World University Service of Canada.