Dr. William J. Osterloh was hired in September 1970 as full-time faculty member in Administration of Justice and retired in June 1990 after 20 years of accomplished service. Bill was one of the Pioneer Faculty Members at the temporary Serra Campus on Washington Boulevard in Fremont and was also involved in the move to the permanent Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard. Upon retirement, he was granted Emeritus status.
Bill came to Ohlone after a distinguished career in law enforcement, having served as a patrolman supervisor and police executive with distinction for 30 years in the San Francisco Police Department. He played a significant role in establishing the Administration of Justice instructional program at Ohlone and his real-world experience was of great value to the college. He maintained excellent community and professional relationships during his years at Ohlone.
Beyond the Administration of Justice Program, Bill served as an instructor in the cooperative education program and as a supervisor for the instructional evening program. He also served as Faculty Senate President.
Bill is remembered as a dedicated educator and excellent teacher. He believed deeply in the mission of the community college, especially the aspects related to professional training programs. He was highly regarded by his students as an excellent instructor who really cared about them.