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. 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 and KidSmart. Bob is also a trustee of Webster University in St. Louis. He additionally 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 from 1962 - 1964. Mary’s three children, Joe Freund, Laura Oesterlei and Daniel Freund, are all Drury graduates.