Faculty image Robert Kalmbach University Photographer
Biography/Memoir

The Regents of the University of Michigan congratulate Bob Kalmbach on his retirement and express their deep gratitude for his creativity, loyalty, and dedicated service spanningforty-five years.

Bob's love of people and for Michigan is evident in the thousands of photographs he has taken as the University's official photographer, from class reunions and athletic contests to portraits of renowned scholars and performers, American presidents, and royalty.

He understands Michigan in ways few of us do, including where to find the best rooftop views. With his trained eye, timing, and technical skills, Bob masterfully and artistically presents the complexity of the University of Michigan, bringing into sharp focus its exuberance and beauty. His photographs, which have delighted audiences for decades, offer a legacy for fixture generations interested in learning about life at the University in the last half of the twentieth century.

Always affable, gracious, and kind, Bob is one of the University's best known and beloved staff members.

The Regents thank you, Bob Kalmbach, for memorializing the life of the University. You have brightened our campus publications and our public spaces with your photographs, and our lives with your friendship, and we wish you health and happiness as you retire from the University of Michigan.

 

Regents’ Proceedings, July 2000, Page 1

 

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