Robert D. Loring
Induction Year: 1997
Sport (s): Administration

Bob Loring enters DePauw's Athletic Hall of Fame this evening as an honorary inductee by virtue of his long association and service to the athletic programs of the University. He was member of the geology and geography faculty for 41 years, retiring in 1989. During his tenure at DePauw, he served as a member of the Athletic Board for 25 years and was its chairman for 23 years. He was faculty representative to the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Indiana Collegiate Conference. Active in the NCAA, he served as the faculty representative from DePauw to that association for 23 years and was a member of the post-graduate scholarship committee. In 1969, he received the NCAA College Football Centennial Award given to faculty representatives. He operated the football scoreboard clock at Blackstock Stadium for 36 years, was official scorer for home basketball games from 1965-80 and assisted Coach Charlie Erdmann as a volunteer baseball coach. He served as a member of the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors from its inception until his retirement. In 1989, he received a DePauw University citation "in recognition of distinguished services as a teacher, scholar, counselor of youth, and loyal administrator, which have contributed greatly to the cause of higher education and to DePauw University." He was active in Greencastle civic activities, serving as a member of the City Planning Commission for 17 years and a member and chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 10 years. He served as a deacon and elder of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church for many years. He remains active in geography and scientific professional associations. He retired to Colorado Springs in 1990 with his wife, Lois, and enjoys playing golf and participating in the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak area.