Archie Monroe, UM Trustee for More than 30 Years, Passes Away

Elected to the Board of Trustees in 1979, Monroe was extensively involved with the U.

Coral Gables (January 11, 2011) — Archie L. Monroe, 79, who served on the University of Miami Board of Trustees for three decades, passed away on Monday, January 10.

Elected to the Board of Trustees in 1979, Monroe was extensively involved with the University and served as chair of the board’s Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition, he was the founding chairman of the University of Miami Hospital Board of Governors.

“Archie was an outstanding, deeply respected trustee,” said University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. “His financial acumen ensured a rigorous review of the most complex of the University's initiatives. He was a caring colleague and friend who will be deeply missed.”

A resident of Naples who was born in Glenmora, Louisiana in 1931, Monroe worked for Exxon Oil Company for 28 years and held several senior executive positions before retiring in 1986. He had many interests over the years: He was an avid golfer, enjoyed duplicate bridge, gardening, and fishing, and loved to barbecue with friends.

Monroe is survived by four children, Lee (Christi) Monroe, David Monroe, Vicki Monroe (Peter Boehm), Gary (Carolyn) Monroe, and their mother, Mary Louise Monroe; four stepchildren, Dr. Richard (Donna) Bronsteen, Peter (Alissa) Bronsteen, Nancy (Said Meserkit) Bronsteen, John (Lisa) Bellwin; and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, LaMerel Monroe Rhame and Eunice Monroe Daniel, two brothers and their wives, Bennie and Bobbye Monroe, and Ottis and Kathy Pringle Monroe, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Monroe’s memory to the University of Miami Hospital Fund, Advancement Division, Post Office Box 025388, Coral Gables, Florida 33102-9811. For online condolences, visit

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