Alumni Service Award- Robert White ’70
Monday, January 25, 2010
Bob White ’70 believes if he hadn’t gone to St. Cloud State University for his degree in biology, he would not have gone to college. He also believes in giving back, and he’s generously shared his time, expertise and support with his alma mater.
White, St. Cloud, is former chief executive officer of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, the world’s third largest publisher and information services firm. His financial acumen and experience in strategic planning was a valuable resource during his 10 years of service and leadership on the St. Cloud State University Foundation Board of Trustees. He also has served as guest speaker and instructor in St. Cloud State classrooms.
Other community organizations that have benefitted from White’s spirit of service and giving include the United Way of Central Minnesota, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Cathedral High School Foundation, and the St. Cloud Hospital Board of Directors, of which he was chair.
“Just being a good citizen starts with being a good husband and father, extending to the community,” White said. “You’ve got to be involved. You’ve got to find out what’s important to you and you have to serve that.”