L. Patrick Lane
Retired, Healthcare Administration
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Patrick Lane is recently retired from a 40-year career in health care administration. In addition to his involvement with Stetson, he also volunteers for the County of Volusia, serving as chairperson for the Personnel Board for 20 years. He also supports the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, and the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina.
The Lane-Snowden family (Snowden being his mother’s maiden name) has been associated with Stetson since the 1930s, with 15 family members having attended or graduated from Stetson. Lane is an alumnus of the Stetson School of Music, where he studied trombone under Donald Yaxley. His grandfather, R. Grady Snowden, served as Stetson’s Chaplain during the 1950s when Fred and Patricia Lane, Patrick’s parents, first met on campus as students. He is the proud father of three children; two of whom are Stetson grads.
Lane has served as chair of the School of Music Board of Advisors and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007.