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Dr. Robinson named president of Florida State

News Desk | 7/23/2014, 11:12 a.m.
As the vice president for Learning and Engagement, Robinson provided leadership and administrative oversight for all aspects of the development, ...
Sandy L. Robinson Ph.D

After working in numerous college positions for the past 25 years, including her role as vice president of Learning and Engagement for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Dr. Sandy L. Robinson has been named president elect of Florida State College in Jacksonville.

She will oversee the Nassau Center, which is health careers campus, with approximately 4,600 students.

After graduating from the Ohio State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Allied Medical Professions, Robinson worked as a therapist responsible for adult, pediatric and neonatal care for a Dayton hospital. Two years later, as a clinical instructor/supervisor for Fairview General Hospital, Robinson provided clinical instruction for respiratory care students at Cuyahoga Community College and supervised the respiratory care staff at the hospital.

She later became a full-time instructor/preceptor in the department.

Robinson added to her responsibilities in 1996, when she was named project coordinator for the Bridges Program.

Beginning in 2000, Robinson served as the Dean/Associate Dean in the Health Careers/Science division where she led the development of several new programs and initiatives. Robinson was the lead for the 6.2 million dollar project for the new Health Technologies Center.

The Health Technologies Center is the home for the health career programs and a simulator lab which opened in November, 2007.

Robinson has served as the president of the National Technical Association from 1998 to 1999 and as a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care. She has also served as a member for the licensing board for Respiratory Care.

Robinson served as the Dean of Academic Affairs until December 2010 and was responsible for the overall academic areas at the Western Campus. She was accountable for managing and leading the academic division with a budget of over 35 million and a student population of 13,000.

As the vice president for Learning and Engagement, Robinson provided leadership and administrative oversight for all aspects of the development, review and implementation of the college’s academic credit curriculum, including program-specific accreditation, with a goal of ensuring high quality academic programming that meets the community’s needs.

Robinson’s key achievements include:

• Launched the Program Planning and Review process for the college-all applied programs completed the three year review cycle.

• Led the establishment of the college’s first Assessment Day at which faculty evaluated student work/artifacts using Information Literacy and Cultural Sensitivity rubrics and scoring guides. This process focuses on assessing student learning outcomes across the college.

• Led the successful grant development process, in partnership with student services, which provided $450,000 in funding to establish the Benefits Access for College Completion Program.

• Led the development from inception to completion of the six million dollar Health Technologies Center.

• Provided leadership and support in the expansion and establishment of five health career programs.

• Led the development of the college’s innovative collaborative Physician Assistant Program with Cleveland State University with program manager and staff contributions.

• Worked collaboratively with program managers and faculty to establish the Bridges to Success in the Sciences, a federally funded NIH grant program

Robinson has been honored with the Nsoroma Award from the National Technical Association (NTA) for her leadership in education. Robinson has served on the executive board for the Ohio Network which is a part of the American Council on Education/Office of Women in Higher Education and served as the co-coordinator for Ohio.

She was the 2013 recipient of the NTA’s Dr. A.T. Weathers Technical Achievement Award from the National Technical Association and recipient of the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel Alumni Award from Kent State University, also in 2013.

Robinson completed her doctoral work in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University in December of 2011.