Howard Rundle was appointed Fanshawe College's fourth President in 1995 and retired in August 2013.
Prior to accepting the appointment as President, Dr. Rundle held various positions at Fanshawe College joining the college in 1972 as its Director of Planning and Development. Since then he served as Director of Student Learning Resources, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Services, and for eight years as Fanshawe's Vice President Academic.
Howard received his undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Toronto obtaining an M.A., and Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry. Upon graduation, he worked at the University of Pittsburgh and then at York University in Toronto as a research scientist.
During his career, Howard Rundle served on numerous boards. He was the Chair of the Ontario College Application Service Management Board, member of the Ontario Colleges Library Services Board of Directors, member of the College Employer Council Management Board, and served as a member of the Committee of Presidents of Colleges Ontario, serving as Chair for three terms.
Locally, Howard serves on various Boards, including the London Economic Development Corporation; St. Joseph's Hospital Board; the Major Gift Cabinet of the United Way of London and Middlesex; both the Fanshawe College Foundation Board and Capital Campaign Cabinet; and he is Chair of the Board of the Lawson Research Institute.
Dr. Rundle received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his outstanding contribution to education and was inducted into the London and District Business Hall of Fame in 2013. He received the 2013 Colleges and Institutes Canada Presidents' Leadership Network Distinguished Service Award and in 2014 the Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities Lifetime Achievement Award.
Upon retirement, Howard was appointed President Emeritus of Fanshawe College.