Ottawa, May 27, 2014 – Retired Fanshawe President Dr. Howard Rundle has been recognized with the Association of Canadian College’s (ACCC) Distinguished Service Award for his many years of dedicated work on behalf of Canadian students and colleges.
Dr. Rundle began his career at Fanshawe College in 1972 and held several positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed as Fanshawe’s fourth president in 1995. Dr. Rundle held this position for an impressive 18 years.
During his 40 year career at Fanshawe, Dr. Rundle had a tremendous influence on its development, overseeing a period of impressive growth for the college. He also sat on several boards, including at Colleges Ontario and ACCC, where he shared his experience and gained the respect of colleagues and partners as a thoughtful leader and innovator.
“Howard Rundle dedicated his life to improving post-secondary education at Fanshawe and across Canada and has had an impact on countless students”, said ACCC President and CEO, Denise Amyot. “Howard remains an inspiration and Canadians can be grateful for his immense contributions to higher education.”
Despite retiring in August 2013, Dr. Rundle continues to be a tireless advocate for Fanshawe and for colleges across the country. Upon his retirement he was appointed as President Emeritus of Fanshawe and still acts as an ambassador for the college at various events. He has also been appointed as Director on the Fanshawe College Foundation Board.
“Dr. Howard Rundle has devoted much of his life to Fanshawe College and to the cause of post-secondary education, and with such passion,” said Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College. “His legacy is one of tremendous growth and impeccable leadership. We deeply appreciate his contributions and we are proud to congratulate him on receiving the honour of national recognition for his loyalty, enthusiasm and success.”
ACCC, soon to be known as Colleges and Institutes Canada, is the national and international voice of 95 per cent of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics. We work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. ACCC operates in 29 countries via 13 offices around the world.
Fanshawe College has been providing excellence in academic learning and industry training for more than 45 years. With 17,000 full-time students, 26,000 part-time students and over 153,000 alumni, Fanshawe is one of Ontario’s largest colleges. With five campuses serving close to half a million people, the College attracts students from approximately 50 countries every year.