Alumnus to Be Inducted in Order of Constantine

Bob Fair ’50 Recognized for Years of Service

Bob Fair ’50 will be inducted into the Order of Constantine in recognition of his many years of service to the Fraternity. The Order of Constantine is considered to be the highest honor that Sigma Chi bestows upon one of its members. Since 1948, just 670 brothers have had the honor of being named an “Order of Constantine Sig.” Fourteen members are inducted each year, recognizing their commitment, dedication, and service to the Fraternity.

Bob was the Psi Chapter Consul in 1950 and was instrumental that year in the purchase of 608 Preston Place. While an undergraduate, he was a class officer and University leader. He subsequently was named the Balfour Award winner for the Eastern Virginia Province. After graduation, Bob has remained active with Psi Chapter, serving as Chapter advisor, House Corporation President, and Grand Praetor for the Eastern Virginia Province.

Before beginning at U.Va., Bob served as a combat infantryman in WWII, receiving two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the European Theater Medal with three battle stars. After a lengthy hospitalization to recover from serious injuries sustained in the war, Bob was finally released from his U.S. hospital in 1946 and enrolled in the University’s School of Engineering. In 1950, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and in 1952 his Master’s in Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Bob’s career in business began in 1952 when he was hired by the Westinghouse Corporation. There, he rose to the executive position of Manager before joining the faculty of the University’s Darden School of Business in 1964. Like his success in business, Bob’s academic career also blossomed as he was later appointed Associate Dean for Darden’s MBA program. In 2000, Bob retired from Darden holding the title of Professor Emeritus.

Today, Bob lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Camilla. The couple has two grown children and two grandchildren.

Congratulations to Bob Fair for receipt of this honor. The Brotherhood of Psi of Sigma Chi will forever be grateful for your untiring support of and loyalty to our beloved Fraternity.

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