In 1962, the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC) was founded in London, Ontario, and held its first classes on September 28, 1964. In 1967, it became Fanshawe College, part of a provincial system of applied arts and technology colleges. Fanshawe subsequently established campuses in Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe. The London campus originally consisted of three buildings, but has since been subject to a series of extensions. The college’s name has old English origins, combining words fane (meaning temple or building) and shaw or shawe (meaning woods) to mean “temple in the woods”. James A. Colvin was named Fanshawe College’s first president in 1967 and held the position until 1979, when he was succeeded by Harry Rawson, who served as president until his retirement in 1987. Barry Moore was the third president from 1987 to 1996. Howard Rundle, Fanshawe’s longest-serving president, subsequently led the college for 18 years until his retirement on August 31, 2013. Peter Devlin became president of the college on September 3, 2013, and previously served as a Lieutenant General in the Canadian Army. In 2018, Fanshawe established its fifth school, the School of Digital and Performing Arts, offering creative programs previously offered by the School of Contemporary Media and School of Design. 130 Dundas Street opened in September 2018. The new building is home to 1,600 students from the School of Information Technology and the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts. On April 27, 2015, the family of the late Don Smith, the co-founder of EllisDon, announced that the School of Building Technology would be renamed the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology in his honor. For more details about Fanshawe College ranking, reviews, campus, courses, intakes, deadlines, application process, tuition fees, scholarships, running intake.