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General Manager

Stephen T. Robe

General Manager, Stanford Campus Recreation Association
Born at Stanford in 1965 when his late father T. Richard Robe was a student here receiving his PHD in Engineering graduating 1966. Steve has always been around a college campus as his father was a professor of Engineering at the University of Kentucky, also a year abroad at University of Edinburgh in Scotland when father was a visiting professor, to Ohio University when father was Dean of Engineering and founding director of the Robe Leadership Institute (RLI). With three siblings two that went to Escondido Elementary sister Julie from Atlanta, GA; brother Kevin from Flagstaff, Arizona; (both learning to swim at SCRA in its earlier years) younger brother Edward from Columbus, Ohio.

Steve received his Masters of Sports Administration & Facility Management in 1991 after completing his internship here at Stanford. In addition, has a Bachelors of Business Administration, 1989 both from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Follows as a member of The Golden State Chapter of Club Management Association of America (CMAA).

On Stanford campus since 1991, Steve has worked in DAPER's Event Operations & Facility Management, Marketing, Football team travel to game management including stadium control duties with numerous special events such as the 1994 & 1999 World Cup Games here at Stanford Stadium and off-campus events such as the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta, GA working as sector coordinator at the crown jewel Centennial Olympic Stadium in downtown Atlanta.

Steve has a rich background in sports and recreation from going to the Little League World Series as a boy to completing his Master’s degree in Sports Administration & Facility Management from Ohio University. He also received Athlete of the Year honors from his High School in Athens, Ohio the same High School as Joe Burrow. Steve was voted by his classmates as most athletic eventually being inducted into the schools' Hall of Fame in 2007 lettering three years in Varsity Football and three years of Varsity Baseball receiving District and State Honors in both sports.

Community involvement includes managing, coaching, and playing with an adult softball team(s) in the City of Palo Alto's Recreation Department; City of Menlo Park Recreational Department; and City of Mountain View. Over the years winning multiple championships in each city. Active in coaching Menlo Atherton Little League teams with two sons playing. Has coached Flag Football Teams in Palo Alto League with both sons active in the league. He supports financially and follows Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA at Stanford) philosophy to create better athletes & better people.

Steve enjoys the campus life and community here at Stanford along with his two young boys Conor ,Dylan, and wife Amy. They are active members of the Menlo Church in Menlo Park which Jane Lathrop was involved in during the earlier years of the church. Amy works with the special needs and youth groups. Steve part of the safety/security team at main campus on Santa Cruz Avenue. They support and fund raise annually for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and other great causes each year like World Vision and Compassion International.