Bob graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a B.S. in Political Science & Economics, and from the University of New Hampshire with an M.A. in English. He received a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and attended Breadloaf Writers' Conference at Middlebury College. He completed additional graduate studies at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Bob taught, coached, and served as dormitory master at Trinity-Pawling School in New York. He also worked as teacher, coach, and housemaster at Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, and as Director, Executive Programs at Digital Equipment Corporation. He was President & CEO at New England College of Finance, and served as Director, Office of College & Career Connections for Boston Public Schools. He was Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and co-creator, Foundation Year at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies. He served as President of J.K. Mullen High School (Christian Brothers) in Denver, CO, and as President, Urban College of Boston.
Bob is a member of Legatus, “the preeminent organization of Catholic CEOs & Business Leaders.” His current and former board commitments include: Board of Directors of the National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) and the New England College of Finance; Member of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Asynchronous Learning Network; on Board of Trustees of J.K. Mullen High School and Urban College of Boston; Corporate eLearning Advisory Board, Council on Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL); Corporate Advisory Boardmember, Asian American Civic Association; Member, Mayor of Boston's College Success Task Force; Chairman and Founding Trustee, Dorchester Collegiate Academy; Editorial Board, Banker & Tradesman; Chaired Accreditation teams in U.S. and Europe for New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC).