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President's Office

"Now, more than ever, post-secondary education has a pivotal role to play in facilitating reconciliation through greater Indigenization, supporting marginalised communities, and enhancing sustainability to create a bright future for students."

- Dr. Lane Trotter, President Camosun College

Dr. Lane Trotter, 8th President of Camosun College

A Welcome Message from President Lane Trotter

As someone who is new to Camosun College, I am really looking forward to getting out to meet with students and employees, getting to know the college community, and building new relationships, while strengthening established connections.

I started my own journey in post-secondary education over four decades ago. I have been privileged to provide leadership in the college system that breaks down barrier to life-changing learning opportunities for students.

For more than 50 years, Camosun has earned a well-deserved reputation as a college that transforms the lives of learners and their families, while supporting communities, employers and industries throughout the region and beyond. The creativity, dedication and hard work by faculty, staff and college leadership has ensured student success.

For students, whether this is your first year at Camosun or you are returning to continue your studies, I hope your time with us is filled with thought-provoking studies, original experiences and the beginning of lasting relationships.

British Columbia, along with the rest of the country, is focused on a strong economic recovery from the ever-evolving pandemic. Now, more than ever, post-secondary education has a pivotal role to play in facilitating reconciliation through greater Indigenization, supporting marginalised communities, and enhancing sustainability to create a bright future for students.

With this in mind, we are here to help you succeed and transition to the next chapter of your life, whether it consists of further studies or joining the workforce. In addition to the outstanding educational programming at Camosun, there is also a wide range of outstanding support services available to you.

Our future depends on Camosun alumni who are equipped with the latest knowledge, practical experience and critical-thinking skills. More than 68,000 people are alumni of Camosun.

Personally, I am excited to have returned back to Vancouver Island with my family and being a part of the Camosun community, and I am really looking forward to my own learning journey at the college.

Dr. Lane Trotter

President and CEO, Camosun College
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About Dr. Lane Trotter

Lane Trotter joined Camosun College as its President on January 1, 2022. Lane served as President and CEO at Langara College since 2014. Prior to joining Langara he served as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. While he was in Ontario, he contributed his expertise to Colleges Ontario, the umbrella organization representing all 24 Ontario colleges, served as an expert panelist for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities’ visioning sessions for all 24 colleges and 20 universities, participated in the development of Colleges Ontario’s proposal to offer three-year applied and four-year honours degrees, and was one of the lead authors for the creation of a province-wide Ontario Online Institute. 

Lane served as a Dean at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and at St. Clair College in Windsor, 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. Lane served as the Chair of the Council of Presidents of BC Colleges between 2015-2017 and, in 2017, served as the Campaign Chair for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Business Council of BC. He earned his Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University (2010) and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria (1992).

Getting to know Lane Trotter

Get to know the next President of Camosun, Lane Trotter. In this video, Sherri asks Lane a few light-hearted questions to find out what makes him tick. Lane started as the next President of Camosun College on Jan. 1, 2022.

The President leads the Executive Team, which consists of:

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Strategic plan

Camosun’s Strategic Plan is our guide, our mandate, over the next five years, to enhance and create truly life-changing learning opportunities for students.

Contact information

President's office

Rosemary Smedley, Executive Assistant

250-370-3408

smedleyr@camosun.ca