Lobie Stone, also a Centre alumna, received her B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Minnesota. Stone has had an extensive career in business. She was senior vice president of Torco Oil Co., running its oil trading and river transportation operations. Stone was also a stock broker in Houston, at Lehman Brothers and as a vice president at Merrill Lynch. In San Antonio, she also owned Lobie Stone Design Studio, a successful design practice.
She has a strong interest in the arts, historic preservation, and downtown development. In Danville, Ky., she served on the city’s Architectural Review Board and on the Design and Preservation Committee of the Heart of Danville.
Monmouth College & You
Lobie has immersed herself in the Monmouth experience. With her background in the arts, design, and historic preservation, Lobie has involved herself in work to enhance even more the College’s already-beautiful campus. Her efforts include leading the development of a program to improve the landscaping and grounds of the campus, including making Monmouth a “Tree Campus USA,” as part of the College’s strategic planning process. She is also working to preserve and rejuvenate the College’s wonderful architectural heritage.
Lobie has also become involved with the visual arts program on campus. She has also embraced the College’s legacy of the empowerment of women, initiating a series of informal gatherings at Quinby House with groups of women students called “Lemonade with Lobie.” Stone has also become involved with business development and preservation efforts in downtown Monmouth, working with governmental and nonprofit groups. Keep up with her on instagram @FirstLadyLobie.