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Professor emeritus helped Seattle Pacific move into the NCAA Division II

Bill Rosenberger, professor emeritus of education, died Dec. 23, 2019, at the age of 91.

Bill Rosenberger | photo by SPU ArchivesRosenberger earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington before joining the Seattle Pacific faculty in 1976, where he began as director of physical education and athletics. In 1978, he was involved in the decision to move Seattle Pacific athletics into NCAA Division II.

By 1984, he moved to the School of Education, where he chaired the school administration program and taught as an associate professor. In 1989, Rosenberger took on new duties for SPIRAL, SPU’s continuing education program for teachers, before retiring in 1993. His wife, Dorothy, passed away in 2017.

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