Alumni Service Award
recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the University.
Robert P. Grossart ’67 earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and has been a certified public accountant since 1972 in the state of Illinois. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard from 1963 to 1969. For the majority of his career, he worked for ServiceMaster, and retired in 2004. During his years with ServiceMaster he received numerous promotions, starting in manufacturing as the division controller and ending his career as vice president, accounting and business practices. Grossart has been a very active volunteer in his community and with Valparaiso University. He has a strong tie with his church, having served as treasurer, chair of the board of elders, chairman of their fund raising drive and president. He has maintained strong connections with Valparaiso University by serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, serving as a regional director for various fund raising campaigns and also co-chairing the Parents Council with his wife Karen.