Robb Prince, a member of the Board of Trustees since 1996 and
chairman for the last year, passed away peacefully Tuesday.
a financial consultant and retired vice president and treasurer of Jostens,
Inc. He held a BA degree in economics from Carleton and an MBA from Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Robb Prince was an
exceptional Hamline trustee. He was a person we all respected, admired, and
trusted to guide the governance of this great university,” said Hamline
University President Linda Hanson. “Robb cared deeply about the student
experience, and we often discussed the importance of taking care of our people
at Hamline. He always championed investing in our most precious resource—the
faculty and staff of Hamline.”
Prince and his wife Jackie established the
Prince Family Scholarship in 2001 out of a desire to support the diversity
efforts of Hamline University and to make available the life-enriching benefits
of a liberal arts education to deserving students. In 2002, Prince and his wife
began designating a portion of the Prince Family Endowed Fund to support
Hamline’s John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty, which honors an outstanding
faculty member each year.
By providing a leadership gift for the
construction of the University Center at Hamline University, Robb and Jackie
Prince recognized the importance of this project to sustaining student learning
Prince leaves behind his wife, Jackie, their son and
daughter, and their grandchildren. An avid sailor, Prince enjoyed regaling his
fellow trustees with stories of his adventures on Lake Superior and the high
seas. He was approachable on any topic, well-versed in current events, and
well-educated in the critical importance of the liberal arts, and he will be
To leave a personal message for Prince’s family, visit
this online guestbook.
The family has requested that any memorials be sent to Hamline
University and directed to the University Center Fund. There will be a
celebration of Robb’s life Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Plymouth
Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis.