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Professor Stan Bossler’s Estate Funds Endowed Scholarships
Colleagues remember Stan Bossler as a dedicated design professional both in and out of the classroom. Though he died last year at the age of 59, his legacy will live on from the endowed scholarship fund he left to the interior design program at El Centro College through a bequest from his estate.
One of the earliest registered interior designers licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, Stan was himself the product of an education at a DCCCD college. After earning an associate degree at El Centro, he went on to work in top interior design circles for nearly three decades. He also came full-circle to El Centro by teaching as an adjunct professor in its interior design program for nearly 10 years.
He worked for some of the biggest industry names in Dallas, including The Oglesby Group, Neiman Marcus, Gabberts Design Studio and Fine Furniture, and Sakowitz and Woolf Brothers. In 1994, he founded his own company, Bossler Design Services, with studios in Dallas and in his native Kansas. His legacy includes a loyal client base across the country, as well as design for over half a million square feet of environments in retail stores, offices, medical facilities and residences.
“The interior design program offered by El Centro College has been an invaluable tool towards my personal as well as professional growth. The technical, creative and business skills offered by this program provided a solid foundation towards my career goals in the interior design industry.”
-STAN BOSSLER, in his will
Professionally, he had the reputation of being a stickler for excellence down to the smallest detail. When Stan signed on to design her Sadetha, Kansas, home, Julie Krebs became first a client and then a personal friend. “Stan was extremely professional and meticulous, though easy to work with,” she remembers. “He had a great design mind – he was able to take the ideas in my head and put them on paper.”
Risë Talbot, El Centro’s current interior design program coordinator, knew Stan as not only a consummate professional but as a fellow faculty member. “Stan brought a wealth of experience to the classroom,” she says. “He was one of those people who was professional all the time – he expected students to meet the highest standards in the classroom and out of it. He wanted them to be prepared to go right to work.”
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