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Athletic Hall of Fame

Robert L. Wells

Robert L. Wells


At Rochester:

  • Four-year letterwinner with track and field, concentrating on the pole vault, high hurdles, and high jump
  • Set University record in the high jump as a sophomore
  • Goalkeeper for the soccer team for three seasons
  • Member Alpha Delta Phi
  • Member Keideans
  • Elected Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1939


  • Earned his M.S. from California Institute of Technology in 1940
  • Graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1956
  • Worked at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1940-81
  • General Manager, Atomic Power Division from 1957-60; Director of Management and Professional Personnel Services, 1960-64
  • Vice President of four different areas, 1964-74 before accepting a position as Vice President, European Division, 1974-80
  • Vice President of the International Division from 1980-81
  • Retired in 1981
  • Trustee, American School of Paris, 1975-80
  • Life Trustee of the University since 1980
  • Member, Trustees Council, 1964-68; Chairman, 1965