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Richard Gilman dies at 92; longtime president raised Occidental College's national profile

Richard Gilman dies at 92; longtime president raised Occidental College's national profile

Richard C. Gilman, the longest-serving president in Occidental College history, has died. He was 92.

Gilman died Friday at his Pasadena home. His death was confirmed by officials at Occidental, where Gilman served as president for 23 years before retiring in 1988.

During his tenure, the Eagle Rock school's endowment grew from $11 million to $130 million, they said. The number of full-time faculty members also increased and several new buildings were completed, including a theater and residence hall. Athletic facilities were expanded when the college became a practice facility for athletes competing in the 1984 Olympics.

"The evidence of Dick's lifelong devotion to...

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