Dr. Brad Donaldson
President and CEO
Dr. Brad Donaldson was named Lethbridge College’s ninth President and CEO in August 2022. He has more than 17 years of experience in senior leadership positions in the Alberta post-secondary system and brings with him a wide range of experiences to the position, including the development and implementation of organizational strategies and the creation of learning organizations embracing systems thinking and cultures of innovation – areas in which he continues scholarly activity.
Donaldson’s career in post-secondary began at SAIT where he served as Dean of the School of Manufacturing and Automation before moving to Red Deer College (now Red Deer Polytechnic), spending four years as Vice President – Academic. He then returned to SAIT as Vice President – Academic, a role he held for six years before joining Lethbridge College.
He has served on numerous academic and business committees and boards provincially, nationally and internationally. He is a current member of the Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board and has held positions with the Senior Academic Officers and Provosts Committee in Alberta, Alberta Association in Higher Education for Information Technology Committee, and the Chair Academy, a leadership development organization.
Prior to moving to academic leadership, Donaldson spent more than 20 years working in engineering and in senior leadership roles in the global manufacturing sector, enabling organizational transformation and responsiveness. His focus was on meeting the needs of those served through effective systems as well as engaged and enabled workforces.
Donaldson holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, a Master of Engineering degree focusing on workplace design, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto.
At Lethbridge College, he looks to continue developing the college’s many strengths in student success and community support, enabling the institution’s ongoing contribution to future prosperity.