VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Langara College's Board of Governors is
pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lane Trotter as the
institution's third President and CEO, effective January 20th, 2014.
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, at St. Clair College. He also spent a number of years
working in different roles with BC's Ministries of Advanced Education/
Education, Skills, and Training.
Dr. Trotter's wealth of experience includes leading a successful
strategic enrolment management initiative at Fanshawe College, with the
launch of 26 new programs and two degrees, and leading the development
of the education and business plan for BCIT's Aerospace Technology
Campus (opened in 2007).
He also contributed his expertise to Colleges Ontario, the umbrella
organization representing all 24 Ontario colleges, serving as an expert
panelist for the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
on plans for colleges to offer three-year applied and four-year honours
degrees, and for the creation of a province-wide Ontario Online
"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.
"On behalf of all the governors, we are very pleased that Lane will be
joining Langara and working with us to lead the College during a time
of significant growth and opportunity," said Anne Lippert, Chair of
Langara's Board of Governors. "The perspectives and experiences he
brings from both BC and Ontario's higher education systems will be
Dr. Trotter has been married for over twenty-five years to his partner
Loretta and they have two children.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides
University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than
21,000 students annually. With over 1,700 courses and 130 programs
offered, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students
of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own
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SOURCE: Langara College
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