University News

Published: December 11, 2017 | Categories: Alumni

Bob Stein ’79 Mentors Cohen Scholars


Bob Stein ’79 recently met with the College of Business Cohen Scholars at their bimonthly gathering in a “Breakfast Chat with the CEO” session. Stein recently stepped down as president and CEO of the UK-based fuels pricing analytics firm, Kalibrate, and previously served as the former chairman, president, and CEO of Dairy Mart convenience store chain.

Stein earned his BSBA degree in accounting from the University and worked as a CPA and audit supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, before starting a consulting business in retail and convenience store sales. 

Stein also has a history of mentoring students in the University’s Sophomore Experience Abroad (SEA) program in London. Indeed, for the past few years he has treated groups of SEA students to informative sessions at Kalibrate’s headquarters in Manchester, England.

The Cohen Scholars consist of six business students—three seniors and three juniors—who are selected from among high-performing sophomores after having undergone a rigorous application and interview process. Cohen Scholars represent the College of Business at a multitude of events and serve as student ambassadors to the College’s various constituencies. 

The Cohen Scholarship Program was created in part from a $1 million gift from the estate of Frances Cohen, whose husband, Norman Cohen ’34, earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Western New England University.