The UR Board of Trustees has recently elected Robert Keegan, who is the chairman of the board of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, to a five-year term on the UR Board. 

Robert J. Keegan


Keegan, who is an alumnus of UR, has long standing associations with the University as well as the city of Rochester.

In 2000 Keegan served as president and chief operating officer for Goodyear and in 2003 he became president and CEO. As of Oct. 1, Keegan will be retired from his role as president.

Keegan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from LeMoyne College and then he received his M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the Simon School.

“Since [Keegan] earned his M.B.A. here in the 1970s, he has achieved enormous success in business while being a source of support for our students, and a stalwart advisor to the Simon School,” UR President Joel Seligman said. “His global perspective is of immense importance to a multifaceted institution like our own.”

With his high level of involvement in community service, which include serving as director of the University of Akron Foundation, trustee of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Fund and lastly, with the creation of the Robert J. Keegan Family Center for Autism, the board feels Keegan is qualified to serve on the board.

“Keegan has excelled as a leader in diverse and demanding business environments, and we are particularly fortunate to have him join our Board of Trustees at this exciting time,” Edmund “Ed” Hajim, chairman of the board, said.

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