VCU professor William C. Bosher Jr. died Monday

Matt Leonard
Online Content Editor

William C. Bosher Jr., professor of public policy and education in the L. Douglas Wilder School, died in his sleep Monday morning.

Bosher was the director of VCU’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute since it was founded in 1998. Prior to this he was the Dean of the VCU School of Education for three years.

“Bill dedicated his life to changing lives, and we are all testament to his wonderful legacy,” VCU President Michael Rao said. “We will always remember his extraordinary kindness, his heart-warming smile, and how compassionate and caring he was to every person he met.”

He began his career teaching English at J.R. Tucker High School. By 1971, Bosher was supervising all of the English teachers in the county. Three years later he became the principal at Highland Springs High School, according to The Times-Dispatch.

He was the only superintendent in Virginia to be the Superintendent of the Year twice and was voted the Arts Administrator of the Year by the Kennedy Center.

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