Robert M. Borden

A trustee emeritus since 1993 and trustee since 1981, Borden is the founding chairman of the Bumper Group of Companies, including Bumper Development Corporation, an oil and gas company in Alberta, Canada, Bumper Investments, a venture capital company focused on biotechnology, information technology, healthcare, and real estate, and the Bumper Foundation, focused on higher education, democracy, the arts, and basic scientific research. Borden has been a fellow of the Glenbow Museum, the Aspen Institute, and a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and of the Council for a Community of Democracies. He is an engineering graduate of Cornell University.