Meet the Board of Trustees

Robert R. Atterbury

Robert R. Atterbury

Retired VP Legal Services

Contact Details

JD University of Pennsylvania Law School
BS University of Pennsylvania
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

Caterpillar Inc.

Peoria, IL

Mr. Atterbury served as Interim Dean of Admissions for Eureka College after retirement from Caterpillar. He is a member of the Sons of the Revolution, having descended from various Revolutionary War patriots including col. William Peartree Smith, Elisha Boudinot, Richard Stockton, Capt. Abraham Godwin and Gov. Bradford of Connecticut.

Community Involvement:

  • Vice Chair of Youth Farm
  • Chair, Peoria Symphony Orchestra
  • Lakeview Museum Board
  • Amateur Music Club Board
  • Prairie State Legal Services Board
  • Established and served as chair:
    Peoria Symphony Foundation
    Lakeview Museum Foundation
    Amateur Music Club Foundation
  • Chair of the Riverfront Museum Foundation, Peoria
  • Director, Geneva English School, Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Heritage Ensemble
  • WCBU (Peoria Public Radio)

Professional Activities:

  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Chief Legal Officer Roundtable
  • General Counsel Roundtable
  • Steering Committee of the Civil Justice Reform Group
  • Director, Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
  • Executive Committee of the American Judicature Society
  • Chair, Law Council 1 of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
  • Advisory Board, Garrett Institute at Northwestern University
  • Advisory Board, Georgetown Law Center’s Corporate Counsel Institute

Uniquely Eureka Experience

“Eureka College is a caring community where faculty and administration want students to succeed.”