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Long-time professor, supporter of Fresno State’s ag college dies

Bob Glim, former Fresno State professor and supporter of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, has died. He was 101.

Glim, originally from Pennsylvania, grew up within agriculture in Kerman. He studied at Fresno State before transferring to University of California, Davis, where he got his undergraduate and graduate degrees, according to a news release by Fresno State.

Glim, who died on Veterans Day, taught agriculture courses at Fresno State for 30 years since 1948. He also led extracurricular activities at the Jordan College. Glim retired as assistant dean of the Jordan College in 1979.

The university said Glim continued helping the “Ag One Foundation,” a foundation that serves to support the Jordan College and its students. Ag One senior director Alcidia Freitas Gomes said Glim will be missed.

Glim also helped draw in donations to construct the new Jordan Agricultural Research Center that opened in 2016.

“His impact at Fresno State will be remembered through the legion of students he’s taught and by helping to inspire the remarkable gift from the Jordan family,” Gomes said.

Glim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Donations honoring Glim can be gifted to the Fresno State’s Robert J. Glim Ag One Endowment or Jaron Ministries.​