Dr. Lane Trotter

Faculty/staff profile

President, Camosun College

Dr. Lane Trotter, President of Camosun College

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).