“Marshall gave me that feeling of being part of a family. The professors, the campus- it just felt like home. It gave me an opportunity to remain close with my childhood friends and build new relationships,” explained director of philanthropy, Rob Ellis.
Growing up in Huntington, West Virginia, Rob studied sports management and marketing at Marshall. Now, working for the Marshall University Foundation, he builds relationships with alumni and friends in the entire state of Pennsylvania and in Columbus and Dublin, Ohio. He says the most rewarding part of his job is building relationships and seeing the impact donors have on students.
“My hope for Marshall University is that we continue to grow at the rate we currently are. It is exciting to watch campus take on a new look. I love Marshall and I want to see us flourish. Marshall and the City of Huntington have the best people,” he said.
In Rob’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and helping her with her Huntington business and teaching his son the game of golf and watching him learn tennis. He also enjoys attending country music concerts and cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers at baseball games.