Wittenberg faculty, staff, students and Springfield community members will gather in the university's historic Weaver Chapel for the convocation, which has become a beloved tradition that includes faculty processing in full academic regalia.
A certified public accountant, Roberts joined Barnes & Noble in 1996 following service in numerous senior executive positions with such diverse retailers as Petrie Retail, R.H. Macy & Company and May Department Stores, as well as at the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. Throughout his successful career, Roberts has refused to compromise on customer satisfaction, technological innovation and business efficiency, which is reflected in Barnes & Noble's tremendous success under his leadership. During his tenure, the company has quadrupled the number of institutions it serves.
A member of the National Association of College & University Business Officers, the National Association of College and University Auxiliary Services and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Roberts is also a philanthropist, who has regularly assisted the Huntington's Disease Charity of Boston University and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Roberts currently lives in New Jersey with his wife Kathy. Together they have four children, George, a publisher, Jennifer, an executive at SAP, and Blake and Joshua, who both work for global public accounting firms.
The Witt Series is a selection of cultural activities annually presented by Wittenberg University. All Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeanine Fox, Series coordinator, at (937) 327-7470 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written By: Karen Gerboth
Photo By: Robert Gantt
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