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Robert Buck

Robert Buck

Robert R. Buck – UC Alumnus, College of Business, BBA 1970

Personal Note: I have been connected to UC since I arrived on campus in the fall of 1965.  The next five years were just fantastic, and the most important event in my life happened while attending UC.  I met my future wife, and we’ve been married over 40 years! In addition, and quite importantly, I received a great education that has been a key building block in my career.  As a proud alumnus of UC, I have stayed close to the university through all the years.  I’ve loved following athletics, and I’ve been involved with the College of Business, and served for four years on the Foundation Board.  Whenever UC has a need, I make myself available.  I am proud of the university and all of the accolades that it receives, and, I am more excited about UC’s future than ever before!!

Career Achievements: Mr. Buck is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., one of the largest distributors of residential and non-residential roofing materials and complimentary building products in the United States and Canada.  He joined the company as President and CEO in October 2003 and was appointed Chairman in 2007.  Prior to joining Beacon Roofing, he served in various capacities during a 21-year career with Cintas Corporation departing as President of the Uniform Rental Division.  He is a Director of Kendle International Inc., Multi-Color Corporation, and LVI Services, Inc.   

Educational Highlights: Mr. Buck graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Economics from the College of Business in 1970.  He did post-graduate work at George Washington University and American University.  He is a member of the Proudly Cincinnati Campaign Leadership Committees for the Washington, DC Region and the College of Business, and the COB Business Advisory Council.  He received the College of Business Distinguished Service Award in 1998.