Board of Trustees: Robert M. Cox, Jr.
St. Louis, Missouri
Drury Class of 1967
Year of Election as Trustee: 1994
Bob Cox is a retired executive with Emerson Electric Co., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bob worked at Emerson for 36 years, where he held a number of executive positions. Bob worked at Monsanto Company for six years prior to joining Emerson. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Drury in 1967 and an MBA (with a concentration in Finance) from Indiana University in 1969.
Today, Bob is involved in a number of not-for-profit activities in St. Louis. Organizations include: the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Missouri Historical Society, Beyond Housing, KidSmart, and is a trustee of Webster University in St. Louis. He also serves as Director of Reliance Bank, a St. Louis community bank.
Bob has three children: Robert III, Steven and Carolyn. His wife Mary attended Drury in 1962-1964. Mary’s three children: Joe Freund, Laura Oesterlei, and Daniel Freund are all Drury graduates.