CINDY SALAS MURPHY
Rob Vallentine is an Executive in Residence at Saginaw Valley State University. In this role, he is working closely with various departments and student organizations in an effort to reduce the stigma of mental health and strengthen access to resources within the university and the community. Over the last several years, Rob has become a community advocate, focused on breaking the stigma of mental health by sharing his own story of hope, healing and growth with thousands of people. He is a certified trainer for the SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Program and Mental Health First Aid. An employee of Dow for more than 30 years, Rob retired in December 2019 as president of the Dow Company Foundation. Rob was responsible for providing strategic direction for Dow’s $40 million annual philanthropic priorities around the world. He managed implementation of the Foundation’s contributions, with an emphasis on STEM education, sustainability and community development.