Leadership Team

The Leadership team is the senior decision making body for Lakeland College.

The Leadership team includes the President, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Managers.
The Leadership Team is the senior decision making body for Lakeland College. The leadership committee:
  • responsible for advancing the Comprehensive Institutional Plan (CIP) to support ​achieving Lakeland College’s vision and strategic goals.
  • responsible for setting and approving operational policy.
  • ensures effective communication within all levels of the college and across divisional areas through the effective exchange of information.
  • performs the role of annual college budget committee.
Leadership Team Mandate
  • Prepare the annual Lakeland College Comprehensive Institutional Plan (CIP) for approval by the Board of Governors.
  • Monitor fulfillment of CIP outcomes.

Strategic Initiatives
  • Provide champions for all major institutional initiatives.
  • Develop, recommend and execute all major institutional strategic initiatives and planning documents including the C​IP, strategic plan, operating and capital budgets, collective agreements and major academic research or administrative initiatives.
  • Respond to any matters as delegated by the president and CEO of Lakeland College.
  • Monitor outcomes.

  • Meet annually to review all Corporate Initiatives (CI) , providing input to the Senior Leadership Team for decision making on CI requests.
  • Provide input to the annual budget process prior to the annual budget being submitted to the Board of Governors. Ensure annual budget allocations align with C​IP priorities.

  • Serve as the institutional policy/procedure development/renewal committee.
  • Review and recommend new or renewed institutional policies/procedures through institutional stakeholder consultation.

  • Ensure effective cross-departmental communication.
  • Facilitate communication of policy initiatives throughout the broader institutional community.
  • Communicate departmental issues/impacts to the leadership team.

Delegation of Tasks
  • Delegate tasks as required to sub-committees.

Space Management & Utilization
  • Coordinate the allocation of all College space (internal and external) to ensure institutional priorities are met.
  • As required, the leadership team is to do due-diligence and communicate the impacts of the space change prior to submission.
Team Composition
The Leadership Team shall consist of the following members:
  • President and CEO
  • Vice President, Academic and Research
  • Vice President, External Relations and Infrastructure
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Executive Advisor, Agriculture, Research & Advancement
  • Dean, Agricultural Sciences
  • Dean, Agriculture Technology and Applied Research
  • Dean, Business and Energy
  • Dean, Environmental Sciences
  • Dean, Health, Wellness and Human Services
  • Dean, Student and Academic Services
  • Dean, Trades & Technology and Emergency Training Centre
  • Dean, University Transfer and Foundational Learning
  • Director, Applied Research
  • Director, Athletics
  • Director, External Relations
  • Director, Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Director, Human Resources
  • Director, Information Technology
Other resource personnel will be invited to attend the meeting as required. Member substitution requires consent of the president.

Committee Meetings
  • The Leadership Team meets monthly on a Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 am or at the call of the president.
  • The president or the president’s designate shall chair the meetings.
  • Quorum shall be set as nine or more committee members.
  • A majority vote shall be two thirds majority, unless the President overrules.
  • Committee members shall bring a department perspective but make decisions for Lakeland College as a whole.
  • Committee members shall debate topics inside the room; support the decision outside the room; present a unified front.
  • Conflict is expected and beneficial but committee members shall respect other opinions and be considerate in your comments.
  • Confidentiality is essential. The timing and method of communication shall be determined at the table. All discussion is confidential. Decisions will be made public.
  • Committee members shall suggest a solution for any problem brought forward.
  • Any conflict of interest shall be declared to the chair making the committee member ineligible to vote on the subject.
Meeting Agendas
  • Agendas shall be managed by the president’s executive assistant or designate; normally materials shall be circulated in advance to all members.
  • Agenda items must be submitted to the president’s executive assistant no later than noon Monday or by noon Friday before a long weekend.
  • The president may determine additions to the agenda for urgent and important items that have not been placed in advance on the agenda.
Lakeland Leaders are...

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree