Remembering Robert Reusché
Robert F. Reusché, Ohio State alumnus (BS, business administration, 1949), died on November 15, 2011. He was 83 years old.
“Bob was a tireless advocate for improving the quality of higher education here at Ohio State,” said Joseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, College of Arts and Sciences. “His extraordinary commitment to community and public service and the impact of his unfailing generosity will be lasting.”
Reusché was deeply dedicated to the arts and sciences at Ohio State. He and his wife Mary (BS, business administration, 1950) endowed the Robert and Mary Reusché Chair in Geography, the Robert and Mary Reusché Humanities Scholar Endowed Scholarship Fund, and the Robert and Mary Reusché Scholarships for Study Abroad. Additionally, he served Ohio State in numerous leadership and fundraising capacities including the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board; founding member of the Humanities Dean’s Advisory Committee; and the University Foundation Board.
After retiring as vice chairman of the Northern Trust Company, a 39-year career, including 18 years as head of the company’s trust division, Reusché and his wife Mary became full-time volunteers and supporters of a number of human service organizations providing housing, health care, and human services for the most vulnerable in our society.