Robert S. “Bo” Roberson, one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, brings a wealth of non-profit leadership experience to the College.
He has served on the governing boards for the College of William & Mary, Richard Bland College, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Golf Museum, the Roberson Museum and Science Center/Planetarium, The Roberson Foundation, and the Virginia War Museum. He has been a trustee, visitor, director, or commissioner for numerous other non-profit organizations, including the Virginia Living Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, George Washington’s Mount Vernon National Shrine, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, as well as a preparatory school, youth organization, and public library. He is also a former United States Golf Association National Committeeman.
Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Roberson holds a B.S. degree from New York University and an M.B.A. from the College of William & Mary. As an undergraduate he was a student leader and was inducted into NYU’s Honorary Society, the university’s highest all-university honor.
“From an early age, beginning as a cub scout learning about good citizenship and serving mankind, I have always been a strong believer in volunteerism,” Roberson said. “I would like to use my business and nonprofit experience and insights to the benefit of Randolph. More specifically, since some of my volunteer experience was obtained in a college environment, at both the undergraduate and governance levels, I feel that I possess certain credentials that are uniquely relevant to Randolph’s needs.”
Roberson has received honors that include being selected for listing in Who’s Who in America, being appointed an Honorary Deputy Chief of the Fire Department of the City of New York, and having memberships in The Most Venerable Order of St. John (England), and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Italy) bestowed upon him.
Roberson and his wife, Barbara Drane Roberson ’67, live in Williamsburg, Va. and Nantucket, Mass. They have three adult daughters, including Merritt Brooke Roberson Cushman ’92, and seven grandchildren.