Kogod, Robert P. (1932- )

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  • Committees/Roles: Audit and Review Committee; ad hoc Committee on Facilities Revitalization; ad hoc Committee on Board of Regents Governance, 2007
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Occupation: philanthropist, businessman
  • Biography: Robert P. Kogod of Washington, D.C., is the former co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of the Charles E. Smith Companies. He is currently a trustee with Vornado Realty Trust and Archstone-Smith Trust. A renowned philanthropist whose donation was the basis of the Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod School of Business at American University, Mr. Kogod also is a world-recognized art collector. He has served as an advisor to the Secretary on the renovation of the historic Patent Office Building, which reopened to the public in 2006. Renamed the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, the building houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.


  • Kogod, Robert P
  • Citizen Regent
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Audit and Review Committee
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Washington, D.C


Torch Magazine, June 2005, p.6.

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Regent Tenure: 05/05/2005-5/6/2017


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Washington (D.C.)



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