Alumni Spotlight: Bob Carpenter ’73


After majoring in political science and history and studying all over Europe, Bob Carpenter ’73 was working on a Master’s in foreign affairs at the University of Virginia when he had what he calls “a little bit of an epiphany.” You couldn’t really understand what was going on in the world, he realized, unless you understood economics. That led to a second Master’s degree, an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management; a job as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group; and great success as an executive in the information technology and electronics industry at Square D, NCR, AT&T, and [...]