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Bosch to Deliver OBU Winter Commencement Speech

December 6, 2022

Dr. Debbie Bosch, former dean of the Oklahoma Baptist University James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics, will deliver the commencement address during the University’s winter graduation ceremony. Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. inside Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel. Eighty undergraduate degrees and 30 graduate degrees will be awarded.

Bosch graduated from OBU in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She completed a Master of Science in mathematics from the University of Tulsa in 1975 and earned a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University in 1991.

Her professional life at OBU began in 1980 when she joined the faculty as instructor of mathematics and achieved the academic rank of professor of mathematics in 1998. She held multiple teaching and administrative positions and became the first female dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1996. She was named OBU’s chief academic officer in 2006.

Bosch served as the founding dean of the James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics and as OBU’s senior vice president for academic services.  She was appointed to serve on the Oklahoma State Board of Education from 1998-2010 and was a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education from 1998-2010.

In 2009, Bosch was inducted into the Shawnee Education Foundation Hall of Fame. In 2010, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education.

Bosch retired from OBU in 2016 after 36 years of service.