Charles Robertson stands in a cap and gown with a group of other graduating students.

Master Class: A Lifelong Learner’s Quest Continues

When Charles Roberson’s (MSE ’22) company failed in 2016, he wanted to know why. The former Hewlett Packard executive had struck out on his own, creating a business that used computer gaming technology to develop training programs for pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging equipment. For 15 years it was successful, with a worldwide installation base. What happened?

The then 78-year-old returned to the University of Florida in 2020, 47 years after he received a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and entered a master’s program in entrepreneurship at the Warrington College of Business, intent on solving the problem of why his company failed.

Read Robertson’s full story in Growing Bolder