In Memoriam

Garry Van Osdell, 1940-2011

Professor Van Osdell came to Towson in 1966 to teach American history. During the course of his 30+ year career, he served on the Academic Council and the University Senate, chairing the Retrenchment Committee in the days when such was a possibility. His wit and wisdom endeared him to faculty, staff and students. He lived his last 10 years in Spain, where he died in November 2011 of pneumonia.