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Indiana University Bloomington

Office of Development & Alumni Relations

The Kelley Advantage

The Kelley School has reached an important milestone: 100,000 Kelley alumni around the world.

Worldwide Reputation

Kelley is my window on the prospective employee marketplace. It connects me with faculty, staff, and fellow alumni who can help my business fill key positions at our company.

John Voris,
BS '69, MBA '73

Alumni Awards

Robert G. Potter (MBA '62)
Academy of Alumni Fellows 1990

Robert G. Potter is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia Inc., where he led the company through its spin-off from Monsanto Company in 1997. He retired in November 1999 after 34 years with these two companies.

Prior to the spin-off of Solutia, he was Corporate Executive Vice President of Monsanto Company and a member of the Monsanto Management Board where he had oversight responsibilities for Fibers, NutraSweet Kelco, Performance Materials, Saflex, Specialty Products business units, and worldwide marketing coordination.

He is a member of the board of directors of Arch Coal Inc., Stephan Company; was a director of Cray Research Inc., prior to its acquisition by Silicon Graphics, Solutia Inc.; and Southdown Inc., prior to is acquisition by Cemex.

Born April 16, 1939, in Terre Haute, IN, he received a BS from Purdue University in 1961 and an MBA from Indiana University in 1962. He attended the Executive Program of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977. prior to joining Monsanto, he served as an officer in the US Navy from 1962 though 1965.