Scott Webb, a respected community leader, businessperson and long-time resident of Vermilion, is the new chair of the Board of Governors at Lakeland College.
Following an open recruitment competition, Webb was selected as the successful candidate for board chair. He is a third-generation business owner leading George C. Webb & Sons (1980) Ltd., a Ford dealership and three successful agricultural machinery businesses.
“Mr. Webb is a highly regarded member of the business community with proven leadership skills and strong connections to the community. I am confident he will make valuable contributions to Lakeland College, ensuring the highest-quality education for its students. I look forward to seeing the college grow and succeed under his leadership and vision.”
Public members on post-secondary boards play an essential role by providing leadership and representing the interests of Albertans. The chair represents the Board of Governors to the minister of Advanced Education. Post-secondary boards are responsible for guiding the future of the institution and are accountable for ensuring that public funds are used in a fiscally responsible manner.
“I’m honoured to be selected to chair Lakeland College’s Board of Governors. There are many positive things happening at Lakeland right now and we have a talented leadership team in place. It’s my goal to work with board members to ensure the momentum continues as we strive to meet the needs of students and other stakeholders in our region and beyond.”
“Lakeland College will benefit from Scott’s leadership skills, his passion for the work we do, and the connections he has throughout the region. For the past four decades, Scott has been associated with Lakeland in various capacities such as a student, an instructor, an advisory committee member, and most recently as a member of our board. I know he’ll do an exceptional job as board chair.”
Webb is active in the community volunteering for numerous organizations including the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Capital Campaign and Rotary Club of Vermilion. He also served as a member on the Board of Governors of Lakeland College from 2014 to 2017. Two of his children attended Lakeland College.