The College seeks a leader who understands and respects the importance of the College’s mission and values and is ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future, defined by our 2025 Strategic Plan: Weaving A Shared Future ».

The search for the College’s next President and CEO will be conducted by the Langara College Board of Governors with Leaders International Executive Search », a leading Canadian executive search firm. While candidate confidentiality is of utmost importance to a successful search process, we are committed to transparency and will keep our community informed at every stage of our President search.

Search Committee

We are also pleased to share the names of our President Search Committee:
  • Michal Jaworski, Board Chair (Ministry-appointed)
  • Krisha Dhaliwal, Board First Vice Chair (Ministry-appointed); Member, Human Resources Task Force (Presidential Search)
  • Ian Mass, Board Member (Ministry-appointed); Chair, Human Resources Task Force (Presidential Search)
  • Andy Dhillon, Board Member (Ministry-appointed); Chair, Audit and Finance Committee; Member, Human Resources Task Force (Presidential Search)
  • Raza Mirani, Board Member (Ministry-appointed); Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee; Co-Chair, Human Resources Task Force (Presidential Search)
  • Elizabeth Barbeau, Dean, Regular Studies and Langara College Administrators Association (LCAA) Representative
  • Gail Sparrow, Special Advisor to the President Langara College, Musqueam
  • Pauline Greaves Aylward, Langara Faculty Association (LFA) President
  • Rose Palozzi, CUPE Representative
  • Scott McLean, Langara Faculty Association (LFA) Representative
  • Keshav Rai, Langara Student Representative
  • Jane Mason, Vice-President, People & Culture

Search Timeline

(Last updated January 27, 2022)

Job Description Updated
Search Firm Selected
Terms of Reference
Search Kick-off Meeting
Opportunity Profile Approved
Community and Stakeholder Consultation
National Search for Candidate
Long List Meeting (first candidate review)
Short List Meeting (candidates selected for interviews)
First Round Candidate Interviews 
Second Round Candidate Interviews
Second interviews with the following stakeholder groups:
LCAA elected representatives
LFA elected representatives
CUPE elected representatives
LSU representatives
Direct Reports
Board of Governors
Opportunity for members of the College community to meet shortlisted candidate(s), references, assessments
Open forum to be held January 18
Public Announcement
January 27, 2022


The Executive Search Firm

Leaders International », is one of Canada’s leading, innovative, and trusted executive search firms. Accessing top-level candidates nationally, the firm is represented across the country with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. This breadth of scope ensures that each client receives senior-level expertise and access to top-level candidates across the country.