Announcement of Honorary Degree at RMC’s 115th Convocation.


Doctorate of Military Science - Honoris causa
Lieutenant General (Retired) Peter John Devlin, CMM, MSC, CD

Peter Devlin was appointed Fanshawe College’s fifth President effective September 2013.

Prior to joining Fanshawe, President Devlin served 35 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired commanding the Canadian Army at the rank of Lieutenant General. He has several UN, NATO and Coalition tours and his awards include Orders of Military Merit from the United States, Brazil and Colombia as well as the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the Canadian Order of Military Merit.

President Devlin serves on provincial and national college committees. These include the Ontario Colleges Library Service Board, the Colleges Ontario Committee of Presidents, Nominating Committee and Committee of Presidents Executive Committee. He is a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Presidents Leadership Network and Coordinating Committees and a Director on the Polytechnics Canada Board. Peter also serves on the London Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries and is a member of the lvey Business School Leadership Council.

President Devlin received an undergraduate degree in Honours Economics from Western University, a graduate degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College and a certificate in Advanced Executive Management from Queen’s University. He has also studied at Command and Staff Colleges of the Canadian Defence Academy and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

Peter has been married for 35 years, and together he and his wife Judy have four children.

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