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Boesche Society

Support an Obama Scholar through The Boesche Society

Roger Boesche, Arthur G. Coons Distinguished Professor in the History of Ideas, spent 40 years teaching and mentoring the students of Occidental College. Students have called his political science courses transformative, brilliant and engaging. Those he inspired—including Bill Davis ‘80, Janette Sadik-Khan ‘82 and, of course, Barack Obama ‘83—have gone on to leadership roles on the national and global stage. Over the course of his tenure at Oxy, he was honored with every teaching award the College has to offer, but most notably, by the success and abiding respect of students and fellow professors over four decades.