25th Anniversary

The Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP) network celebrated it’s 25th anniversary on June 5, 2020 at the virtual Annual General Meeting. Our professional network has grown and evolved since a handful of peers first met in 1995 in Victoria, BC. To help us commemorate this day, a number of founding members and Presidents offered their congratulations and best wishes through letters and videos. We’re happy to share these messages of reflection, encouragement and appreciation with you, our members. Happy anniversary to us!


Elaine Vandale, Retired Executive Director, Board & Corporate Relations, Red Deer College, Alberta

Lane Trotter, President, Langara College


Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

College Presidents (various)

Margo Baptista (Founding Member) and Shelagh Donnelly (Inaugural Board Chair)