Bob Rusbosin

Bob Rusbosin, Hall of Fame 2019 inductee headshot

Dr. Bob as he is affectionately known by generations of college students began his Miami Hamilton career in 1990 as the Director of Student Services and spent the next 26 years here at Miami until he retired in 2016 as the Regional Senior Associate Dean of Students. During his time at the Miami, Bob is most proud of his involvement and impact with the Student Government Association for which he was the advisor for many years, his support of Chief/Harrier Athletics, his work with Racial Legacies and Learning, Project Civility, the Campus PRIDE Initiative, Veterans Services and Diversity Services. He fostered an amazing campus-community connection through all of these beneficial programs that will last for years to come. His positivity, inclusion, perseverance and hope helped make Miami Hamilton what it is today….and will be in the future.

Outside of Miami Hamilton, Bob has a lengthy athletic resume. He is still an avid sportsman. In fact, he’s been a member of the Booker T. Washington Sharks National Senior Olympic basketball team since 2003. His squads make regular appearances in the National Tournament every year. In 2017, he was selected as a Game Changer by Humana at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bob also spent many years on the sidelines coaching and overseeing various athletic teams and programs. 1980 he became the head coach of the girls’ basketball team at the American School in Milan, Italy where he went on to become the athletic director and boys’ coach from 1981-83. When he returned to the States, Bob took over as Athletic Director/Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Mt. Aloysius Junior College in Pennsylvania. After moving to Ohio he spent over a decade assisting various CYO teams that his daughter and son played on…no doubt riding the coat-tales of his children’s talent to earn plenty of trophies along the way. More recently Bob has served as volunteer golf coordinator for the Venice Newcomers Club and as a volunteer coach for the Sarasota County Special Olympics basketball team.

Bob and his wife Sharon, who was also a longtime Miami Hamilton instructor and supporter, currently live in Venice, Florida where they can enjoy their favorite past times like basketball, golf, tennis, cycling and hiking year round along the Gulf Coast. Bob’s daughter Anna was recently married to her husband Terrence and currently lives in Chicago, while his son Nate currently lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife Maddy.  While Bob may physically be miles away from campus, his legacy will forever live on. In fact, we have the Bob Rusbosin room in Schwarm Hall dedicated to him in which student organizations can utilize throughout the day as well as the Rusbosin Leadership Award given to a Student Leader on the Hamilton campus that demonstrates academic merit and financial need.