- School of Dentistry Distinguished Service Award (1987)
- IUPUI Maynard K. Hine Medal (1985)
Dr. Robert L. Bogan was the IU dental school’s first associate dean for Student Affairs. As a great teacher, mentor, and administrator, Dr. Bogan expertly guided 2,737 dental students during his 26 years as the school’s first associate dean for Student Affairs. He retired in 1990, after serving 36 years on the IUSD faculty altogether, 30 of them as a full-timer.
Dr. Bogan was a 1954 IU dental graduate who also held a master’s degree in restorative dentistry. He presided over the IUSD Alumni Association in 1982-83. He was a Distinguished Alumnus of IUSD as well as the recipient of IUPUI’s prestigious Maynard Hine Medal for his work with the IU Alumni Association and the Glenn Irwin award for his achievements on campus. Dr. Bogan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.