Langara students, faculty, and staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Lane Trotter, who joins the College as President and CEO.
Dr. Trotter brings over 22 years of experience in higher education to the role, serving most recently as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. His previous appointments include service as Dean, School of Transportation, at BCIT, and Dean, Academic Policy and Program Development, at St. Clair College. He also spent a number of years working in different roles within the BC Ministry of Advanced Education (formerly the Ministry of Education, Skills, and Training).
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead a college so well known for academic quality and individual student experience,” said Dr. Trotter. “Langara provides a vital, accessible pathway to the job market and to further higher education for many students in BC, and increasingly from around the world. I look forward to returning home to BC and to helping the College build on its many achievements.”
Originally from Smithers, BC, Dr. Trotter earned his Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He is the author of many papers and presentations on higher education administration. He has also been involved in numerous national committees and local, provincial, and national boards, including serving as Second Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the London Health Sciences Corporation (LHSC), and as a Director for the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (OnCAT), which is responsible for improving articulation and pathways between Ontario’s colleges and universities.
“Lane’s energy is infections, and he’s very personable and easy to talk to,” said Langara student board member Dean Tsatouhas. “He’s the type of president that students will see in the halls and be able to make a personal connection with. He has a long-term vision for the College and appears relentless in his motivation to make Langara the best institution it can be – it’s going to be very exciting to have him on campus!”