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Russell K. Osgood : biography

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Russell King Osgood was the twelfth president of Grinnell College (1998–2010) and a professor of history and political science. Retrieved on January 13, 2008 He is a legal scholar and holds a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University, Retrieved on January 13, 2008 formerly serving as the dean of Cornell Law School. Retrieved on August 28, 2011 In 2003, Russell Osgood was the highest paid liberal arts college president in the U.S.;Lewin, Tamar (November 10, 2003). "". The New York Times. Retrieved on January 13, 2008 he earned $509,130 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.Bolten, Kathy A (February 20, 2006). "The Rising Price of a President". The Des Moines Register. Since 2010, he is currently serving as a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Retrieved on August 28, 2011

Osgood at Grinnell

Osgood's present administrative actions at Grinnell revolved around a strategic plan approved by the trustees in Spring 2005. The five-year plan's goals included increasing the emphasis on inquiry-based learning and broadening the curriculum; fostering faculty, student, and staff sense of ambition, adventure, and well-being; advancing Grinnell College as a more diverse, robust intellectual community; improving the fiscal balance and stability of the college; contributing to the vitality of the city of Grinnell; and strengthening the public profile of Grinnell College, Grinnellians, and the value of a Grinnell education. Retrieved on January 13, 2008. The Grinnell campus has undergone much construction and renovation in the 2000s. Though the plans began during the tenure of the previous president, Pamela Ferguson, many of the projects have occurred under Osgood. World-renowned architect Cesar Pelli has designed several of the recent buildings.

In January 2011, Osgood was named a semi-finalist for the position of Dean of the Boston College Law School. Retrieved February 2, 2011

Personal life

Osgood is married, with four grown children and three dogs.Scarlet and Black. September 20, 2002

Students, staff, and faculty report seeing him jogging at ungodly hours in short, red swimsuits.

"I have about 15 pairs of bathing suits," Osgood said, "About half of them are red. I don’t know why I have 15. If you see me around my house at night, you’ll see me wearing them. I just wear them as shorts. Not just for running purposes—I wear them when I fly on planes.”Scarlet and Black. September 25, 2009

Pre-Grinnell career

  • Yale College, B.A. 1969 Retrieved on January 13, 2008
  • United States Navy, 1969-1971: Surface Line Officer, U.S.S. Glover AGDE-1
  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1974
  • Employed by Hill & Barlow, 1974-1978: Associate Attorney, Tax and Corporate Departments, specializing in employee benefits
  • Boston University School of Law: Associate Professor of Law 1978-1980
  • Cornell University: Associate Professor of Law, 1980–1982; Professor of Law, 1982–1988; Editor, Law and History Review, 1982–1987; Dean and Professor of Law, 1988 to July 1998 Retrieved on May 30, 2009

Books by Russell K. Osgood

Cases and Materials on Employee Benefits. with Peter J. Wiedenbeck, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis

The Law in Massachusetts. The Supreme Judicial Court 1692-1992, Editor and Contributor, 1992, Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society

The Law of Pensions and Profit-Sharing. Qualified Retirement Plans and Other Deferred Compensation Arrangements (1984, Little Brown) with Supplements.

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