The current president of Vancouver’s Langara College has been selected to serve as the next president and CEO of Camosun College.
Dr. Lane Trotter, who joined Langara in 2014, will head to Victoria to lead Camosun College for an initial five-year term beginning January 1, 2022.
He succeeds Sherri Bell, who is retiring at the end of 2021 after serving over six year’s as Camosun’s president.
“After an extensive search process, the board agreed that Dr. Trotter is an inspiring choice who will enhance and create truly life-changing learning opportunities for students,” said Camosun Board of Governors Chair Dr. Monty Bryant.
“Dr. Trotter is committed to helping Camosun maintain and further enhance its focus on truth and reconciliation, and Indigenization, in addition to inclusivity and sustainability, while ensuring all our students thrive and succeed.”
Camosun College says that Trotter has worked extensively with the Musqueam First Nation, on whose land Langara College is based. This work led to Langara being honored with the name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ by the Musqueam Nation in 2016.
Over nearly three decades in the field of education, Trotter also has served as as Dean at BCIT and at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. He was also a Senior Vice President at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and worked with Colleges Ontario as an expert panelist on visioning sessions for 24 provincial colleges.
“Now, more than ever, post-secondary education has a pivotal role to play in B.C.’s post-pandemic restart, facilitating reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, supporting marginalised communities, and enhancing sustainability to create a bright future for students,” says Dr. Trotter.
“I am excited to move back to Vancouver Island with my family and being part of the Camosun community.”