Dr Lane Trotter

Dr. Lane Trotter
President and CEO


Dr. Lane Trotter joined Langara College as its third President and CEO on January 20, 2014. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. While at Fanshawe he led a successful strategic enrolment management initiative, launching 26 new programs and two new degrees.

Over his 22-year career Dr. Trotter also served as Dean, both at BCIT and at St. Clair College in Ontario. While at BCIT, he was instrumental in the development of the education and business plan for the Aerospace Campus, which opened in 2007. He also spent a number of years serving in different roles in BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education (formerly Education, Skills, and Training).

He has 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 Institute.

Dr. Trotter is the author of many papers and presentations on higher education administration. He has also been active 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.

He earned his Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria.

Originally from Smithers, BC, Dr. Trotter has been married for over 25 years to his partner Loretta, and they have two children.