Robert “Bob” Off (CO ’64), Past Executive Director of FarmHouse Foundation, worked for FarmHouse for over 40 years. Bob was an undergraduate member of FarmHouse’s Colorado State chapter, initiated in 1964. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1965 and his master’s in English Literature in 1967 from Colorado State. After graduation he worked as Assistant Director of Student Housing at South Dakota State University. Bob served on staff at SDSU for two years before his career was interrupted with a 3-year stint in the U.S. Army. He was an intelligence officer with rank of captain from 1968 to 1971, serving 12 months in Korea. When Bob returned from Korea he returned to his position at SDSU. In 1973 he accepted his position with FarmHouse as Executive Director of FarmHouse Fraternity and Foundation.
In 1997, he began working full-time as Executive Director of FarmHouse Foundation. In the years since that move, annual giving to the Foundation Annual Fund has doubled, and the Foundation has surpassed a $2.8 million endowment.
Bob has served as the President of the Fraternity Executives Association in 1988-89; as an FEA Advisor to the National Interfraternity Council Board; and as President of the College Fraternity Editor’s Association in 1979-80. He also is a member of several community and philanthropic organizations. In 2016 he received the North-American Interfraternity Conference Gold Medal, the highest interfraternal honor bestowed to a fraternity man. Bob and his wife Linda live in Santa Fe, NM.