Alumni Profile

Bob Cox by Grand Canyon

Bob Cox

MLA 1978

Landscape Architecture

After receiving his MLA from LSU in 1978, Bob Cox’s professional career evolved around environmental review and compliance along with large land use and river basin planning at the private, state and eventually the federal level. During that time he was elected chair of a national professional organization (Association of State Floodplain Managers) and had the pleasure of working with some of the more distinguish individuals from government, academia and the private sector in the field. He ended the last 16 years of his career as Chief Regional Environmental Officer for a federal agency in Denver, Colorado and “had the pleasure of working in six of our more beautiful western states.” The thing he most appreciated about his landscape architecture education from LSU is that “it prepared me with a very broad range of skills to work at any level of planning and design, emphasizing the importance of the very detailed scale in its relationship to the very large scale.”

He retired from the federal government in 2008 and now lives with his wife, Jacquelyn Monday, in Grand Junction, CO, where he spends most of his time hiking, biking, and camping. They have daughter and a son and two grandsons.