Two Retired Staff Members Honoured With Emeritus Distinction
I am very pleased to announce that two retired Fanshawe College staff members, Rod Cameron and Joseph Dunlop-Addley, were appointed Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus respectively at Fanshawe's most recent Board of Governors meeting.
The Emeritus distinction is bestowed upon a limited number of retired staff members who have made an exceptional contribution to Fanshawe and are expected to continue their advocacy and contribution into retirement. They have both established an impressive record of achievement, and are most worthy of this prestigious designation.
In a career that spanned more than 30 years, Rod provided outstanding leadership to Fanshawe's Faculty of Technology and to Ontario's colleges. He began as a professor, eventually becoming a Coordinator, Chair and, ultimately, Dean. He also acted as Fanshawe's Senior Vice-President Academic between Joy Warkentin's retirement and Lane Trotter's appointment.
In addition to being a well-regarded teacher, Rod excelled at creating partnerships. Fanshawe students in many programs now enjoy exciting learning opportunities and have access to industry-leading equipment, thanks to his work with industry partners. Rod continues to cultivate those partnerships for the College, with great results for our students.
Rod also continues to be active in supporting apprenticeship education. He is now serving as
Chair of the new College of Trades, which supports the growth and development of Ontario's
apprenticeship system. Even though he is officially retired, he dedicates a great deal of his
time to this endeavour and, by extension, to students across the province.
Joseph recently retired from a 39-year teaching career at the College. A very popular professor, he produced creative curriculum for numerous courses, and designed the Advanced Filmmaking program, serving as Program Coordinator.
Joseph is a Fanshawe graduate and a past recipient of the Fanshawe College Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a patron to the Fanshawe Fine Art program and to the Arts in London, and has been a significant and sustained volunteer in the community.
While he is retired from teaching, Joseph continues to promote Fanshawe and the arts. Among
many initiatives, he is working on a partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival
that would open up opportunities for students to view films and attend speaking engagements
in the Festival's new Bell Lightbox building.
I want to thank Rod and Joseph for their commitment, leadership, and hard work. Both of them have made a huge contribution to the College. On behalf of the entire Fanshawe family, congratulations, Rod and Joseph, on all of your success!
President, Fanshawe College