About Robert Burch
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I studied Political Science and Business at Talladega College in Alabama, one of the first historical colleges founded for the children of former slaves. While there, I also joined Omega Psi Phi, a nationwide fraternity of primarily African American men focused on service.
After college, I joined the U.S. Navy for four years, serving aboard ship in the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean. After serving and seeing the world, I continued my education at New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, Rhode Island. When I met Alice, my wife, I moved to Utah to be with her. Alice and I are very proud of my three sons and enjoy spoiling my one (so far) granddaughter.
My wife and I have pledged our lives to serving the community. I am presently the President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s Utah Chapter, helping to preserve African American history for future generations. I also serve on a number of boards and committees, including Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage, a lineage society focused on the history of slavery in the United States. I am active in my church where I also serve as a Sunday school teacher.
Once in Utah, I attended Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College) and now work in corporate compliance and food safety documentation for Park City Group, located in Salt Lake City.