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Muskingum University Mourns the Passing of Long-Time Board of Trustees Member Henry D. Bullock ’77
Henry Bullock at Commencement in 2016

The Muskingum University community was saddened to learn of the recent passing of University champion and alumnus Henry D. Bullock, who died at the age of 63 on July 9, 2019.

During his commencement speech to Muskingum University’s class of 2016, Mr. Bullock advised students, “Once you’ve made a life decision, don’t look back. Go with passion. Attack it with a positive attitude, and if you do that, then that major decision is likely to work out.” It is obvious Mr. Bullock followed this philosophy in his life and career.

Mr. Bullock graduated cum laude from Muskingum University in the Class of 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Economics, where he was deeply influenced by Professors Joseph B. Elkins and Herbert F. Thomson. He also received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

Mr. Bullock applied his interest in economics and business to the world of commercial real estate in Silicon Valley and beyond. After working for Wells Fargo Bank’s Real Estate Industries Group and serving as a Managing Partner at the Shidler Group, Mr. Bullock co-founded Menlo Equities, which invests in corporate office campuses in high-demand, technology-driven markets. His extensive commercial real estate and finance acumen led to highly successful real estate developments and investments in many innovation hub markets throughout the U.S.

Heavily involved already as a student, Mr. Bullock was on the staff of the University’s newspaper, Black and Magenta, and contributed to First Circle, Muskingum’s annual magazine dedicated to literature and the arts. He was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta, and international honor society Phi Sigma Tau. Additionally, he was a member of the University’s golf team, a passion that continued throughout his lifetime.

A committed and generous supporter of Muskingum University and its students, Mr. Bullock was a member of the Muskingum University Board of Trustees since 2004, and, before this role, served on the University’s Alumni Council. In addition, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2016.

“While this is a somber day for Muskingum University, it is also an opportunity to celebrate the life of an extraordinary alumnus, entrepreneur and friend,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “Mr. Bullock’s death is a significant loss to all who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to Henry’s family and friends.”

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