Bob was appointed the 15th president of Gettysburg College in 2019. A native of Watertown, Massachusetts, he has dedicated nearly his entire professional life to higher education, most recently as deputy to the president, senior vice president, and general counsel at Harvard University, and as a lecturer at Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For more than two decades, Bob has been deeply involved in issues fundamental to higher education leadership, including admissions, student life, athletics, governance, finance, and philanthropy.
Bob is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he worked for both the Department of Justice and in private practice. Bob then joined Harvard University, where he worked for more than 25 years, helping to advance the University’s academic mission.