Dr. Robert F. Banks had a long and distinguished 40-year career at Michigan State University, which began as a faculty member of the burgeoning James Madison College. He earned his doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1965; during his studies in London he met his wife, Clare M. Banks. They came to MSU pursuing a position in the well-known labor and industrial relations program for Dr. Banks. Instead, he found a home as a faculty member at the newly established James Madison College and was instrumental in its early formation.
The Robert F. and Clare M. Banks Endowment for Academic and Teaching Excellence in James Madison College was created with financial contributions from former students and colleagues. Please consider making your most generous gift to support the Banks Endowment and academic and teaching excellence.