Bob Murphy is a businessman, outdoorsman, and philanthropist. He retired from a 35-year career with Rockwell International Corporation where he served as a Senior Vice President, Corporate Officer, and a member of the corporation’s senior Management Committee. Following retirement, he founded and managed a commercial real estate holdings company. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He also holds an MBA from Michigan State University.
Bob has been an active citizen and participant in national as well as community organizations. He served on the national boards of the Urban League and The Council of La Raza, leading organizations in the education and development of African American and Hispanic citizens. On the local level, he has served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and as a member of the Long Beach Community Partnership and the CSULB Board of Governors. He also served on the Board of Advisors of Rutgers University’s Leadership Institute and is a Distinguished Alumni at California State University, Long Beach.
More recently he has served as a trustee of Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s hospitals, past Vice Chairman of the Hospitals Foundation, and Board Director of Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospitals. Bob is currently Chairman of the Murphy Family Foundation, dedicated to disadvantaged children’s education and health care. He resides in Newport Beach, California.
Chairman & Founder, The Murphy Family Foundation
CSULB Awards and Honors:
1992 Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Liberal Arts
Past Board of Governors
BA, 1962, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, CSULB
MBA, Michigan State University