Term: February 8, 2018 to February 7, 2020
Patricia (Pat) Lang has been an advocate for and a leader of community college education for over 40 years. She has an extensive background in community service and has worked at five colleges in Quebec and Ontario where she was recognized for her creativity, innovation, commitment to student success and positive working relationships.
Pat was president of Confederation College from 2000 to 2011 and oversaw the opening of six new centres during her tenure including the Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development. She also championed several initiatives including a renewal of trades and technology facilities and a new campus master plan.
Pat has also served on the boards of Cancer Care Ontario, ORNGE and the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) as a director and was appointed Canada’s 13th Royal Canadian Navy Honorary Captain by the Minister of National Defence from 2009 to 2015.
Upon her retirement from Confederation College, Pat was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and a distinguished Service Award by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. In 2017, Pat became a member of the Order of Canada.