Dr. Robert Marcus is a leader in education and business. His professional experience in these fields spans four decades. In his spare time, Dr. Marcus golfs, reads, volunteers for the Israeli army, and travels.
The SRU Council of Trustees elected Dr. Marcus chair June 2003, following four years as a trustee. He is a 1961 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education. He has a masters in administration from Shippensburg University, a masters in administration from Western Maryland, and a doctor of education degree from Nova University.
Dr. Marcus retired in 1995 after 34 years in the Harrisburg School District as a teacher and administrator. For 40 years he has been president of Marcus Bonding, a family business.
He has been active in local politics as president of the Susquehanna Township Board of School Directors for 10 years and a commissioner of Susquehanna township for six years. He also was a founder and first commissioner of the Slow Pitch Softball Association of Central Pennsylvania and a founder of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Marcus has funded two scholarships for minority students who attend Slippery Rock University from the Harrisburg area. His children are both graduates of Carnegie Mellon University. His son, Jeff, leads his own acting school and his daughter, Beth, is a high school and college writing teacher. Eileen, his wife, is a former Slippery Rock University student and retired librarian from the Harrisburg School System.
"Being a member of the Council of Trustees at Slippery Rock University has given me great satisfaction and pride," Dr. Marcus says. "Working in a leadership role has provided me with insight as to the strong academic and diverse offerings at the University. My goal is to do what is best for The Rock."