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Melvin Cox - 1969

Senior VP, general counsel, and secretary, Sun Chemical Corporation

Omaha, Nebraska, native Melvin Cox is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Sun Chemical Corporation. Prior to his position as senior vice president, he served as vice president (1997-2004). From 1996 to 2004, he worked as managing director of Sun Chemical B.V. in Soest, the Netherlands. He previously held the same position in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

After earning a law degree from Harvard University in 1972, Cox worked as an adjunct professor in engineering law at The Cooper Union in New York City (1984-1991).

He has since become a member of the UW Campus Advisory Board, the Collections Committee, and the UW Art Museum. He is also a trustee of the UW Foundation and a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.

He currently resides in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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Melvin Cox is currently serving as the Senior VP at Sun Chemical Corporation. Cox is also part of various Boards and Committees on campus, including the Campus Advisory Board and the Collections Committee.

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