• USC Trustee Barbara Rossier Dead At 78 After Valiant Battle With Lung Cancer

    BarbaraRossier2012.142043
    (CNS) Posted Wednesday, August 14 – 9:02 PM

    Funeral services will be held Saturday for USC Trustee Barbara J. Rossier, namesake of the university’s Rossier School of Education.

    Rossier died Sunday after a battle with lung cancer, according to the university. She was 78.

    “The entire Trojan family mourns the passing of Barbara Rossier,” USC President C.L. Max Nikias said. “With her extraordinary energy, unshakable integrity and abiding commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities for everyone, she was an inspiration to us all.”

    Rossier, a licensed clinical and educational psychologist, was president of the Orange County-based Rossier Educational & Mental Health Enterprises Inc, which provides mental health services for students at public and private schools.

    She received master’s degree in educational guidance at USC in 1962 and later married fellow Trojan alum Roger Rossier, which whom she had two sons. In 1998, the couple donated $20 million to the USC School of Education, which at the time was the largest gift ever given to an educational school in the country.

    Rossier became a USC trustee in 1999. She also served on the boards of directors of the Orange County High School of the Arts and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

    She is survived by her husband and sons, Dan and Steve; grandchildren Jennifer, Seth and Sophia; and daughters-in-law Linda and Anne.

    A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary in Santa Ana, followed by a memorial service at noon Saturday.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • The Ice House will present two nights of gut-busting laughter, when Frank Nicotero and Frances Dilorinzo co-headline on August 15 and 16....
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District issued a warning to San Gabriel Valley residents to be on the lookout for an invasive species of insect called the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Ae. albopictus) which could be carrying a debilitating virus...
    It takes something extraordinary to keep me in San Marino at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday – a student performance or sporting event being the most common – but I admit to being a little bit of a curiosity seeker last weekend....
    Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin