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Athletic Hall of Fame

Robert A. Woods

Robert A. Woods


At Rochester:

  • Three letters a piece for football and track and field
  • Established the indoor 200 record and the outdoor mile relay record
  • Held a Prize Scholarship
  • President of the junior class and the Student Association
  • Numerous honor societies including Chi Rho and Theta Pi Sigma as a sophomore, Mendicants as a junior, and Keidaeans as a senior
  • Graduated with Highest Distinction in History in 1942


  • MBA With Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1946
  • Joined the firm of Stein, Roe & Farnham, an investment counseling firm in Chicago, in 1946
  • Made a partner in 1954 and ultimately vice chairman
  • Retired in 1991
  • Served as a University Trustee from 1965-1981, now a Life Trustee
  • Has been the Chairman of the Chicago Alumni Club since the 1960s