Henry Robinson, Ph.D., with more than 33 years of higher education experience, has been named the new Vice President of Student Affairs at Adams State University.
“We are thrilled Dr. Henry Robinson has accepted the offer to become our next Vice President of Student Affairs at Adams State University,” said President Cheryl D. Lovell. Dr. Robinson will begin this role on July 1, 2021.
Dr. Robinson brings over 33 years of higher education professional experiences. He has an array of expertise focused on Counseling and TRIO-Upward Bound programs, Student Services Educational Opportunity Programs, and a strong commitment to serving all students, especially first generations students and those from diverse backgrounds. He has an impressive track record of securing federal funding for a variety of programs supporting Youth Pre-College Initiatives, Adult Student Services Initiatives, and Undergraduate Student Success Initiatives. He has spent the last decade at Wayne State University where he developed and led programs and services to ensure college access and fostered student development to nurture student success.
“I am very honored to have been appointed to serve as the next Vice President for Student Affairs. I have always valued having a heart for students, and I look forward to providing the leadership essential for student success at Adams State University,” said Dr. Robinson.
Dr. Robinson, a progressive educator, is committed to the intellectual development and economic empowerment of diverse communities. Throughout his career Dr. Robinson raised millions to provide programs and services for low-income and first-generation students to succeed in life through higher education.
Dr. Robinson’s Ph.D. is from Michigan State University, Master of Arts from Ohio State University, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program, American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Millennium Leadership Institute for Future Presidents and Chancellors, and the National Council for Black American Affairs-Leadership Development Institute.
Dr. Robinson’s service with community, state, and national organizations includes the Detroit Rotary Club, New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Initiative, Detroit Chamber of Commerce-Detroit Drives Degrees Initiative, Michigan Workforce Development Agency King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Higher Learning Commission Peer Review Corps and International Colloquium on Black Males in Higher Education.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Robinson joins us as he has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experiences in student affairs administration, student success support systems, and an uncompromising passion for improving students’ lives” said President Lovell.