Our Team

BC's colleges are the most affordable, accessible pathway to post-secondary education in British Columbia. Our association of ten public, post-secondary institutes prepares students to not only meet the workforce demands of today, but provides a strong foundation for a lifetime of personal and career success.

Colin Ewart, President

Colin Ewart

Colin has 30 years’ experience within the private, public, and not-for-profit sector in the UK and Canada. As a trained educator, he has held management positions in the military, recreation, real estate, and charitable sector. Colin is known for his ability to create effective partnerships, and is dedicated to growing student success and college impact across British Columbia.

When he is not volunteering as Board Chair of the Pacific Institute for Sports and Excellence (PISE), you can find Colin on the squash court or cycling around the country roads of the Saanich Peninsula.

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Stephanie DenOtter, Executive Assistant to the President

Stephanie DenOtter

Stephanie is an administrative professional, and has spent her career supporting presidents, principals and educators in the public-school system. She is a strong believer in the value of applied education, and feels that when given the right support and encouragement, learning can happen for anyone.

When she’s not coordinating, scheduling or organizing, Stephanie can be found curling or enjoying other outdoor activities.

Lori Elder, Marketing Lead - Digital/Online Media

Lori Elder

Lori is a communications and marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors. For more than a decade, she has been a sought-after presenter at numerous social media conferences and events, including at Canada's largest annual social media conference.

An avid volunteer, Lori currently sits on a number of boards, including the Victoria Foundation’s Board of Directors. She is also Chair of their Community Engagement Granting Committee, and board member responsible for Vital Signs. Lori is passionate about her community, especially helping youth, and her role with BC Colleges provides an important opportunity to help educate students, parents and other stakeholders about the value of studying at a BC College as a pathway to personal and professional success.

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Our College Partners – BC Colleges

BC Colleges is proud to represent the following ten public, post-secondary colleges in British Columbia.

College Presidents:

Camosun College Sherri Bell

Coast Mountain College

Justin Kohlman (Interim)
College of New Caledonia Dennis Johnson
College of the Rockies David Walls
Langara College Lane Trotter
North Island College John Bowman
Northern Lights College Bryn Kulmatycki
Okanagan College Jim Hamilton
Selkirk College Angus Graeme
Vancouver Community College Ajay Patel (Interim)