Friday, November 12
Dr. Steve Robinson
President | Lansing Community College
Join us at Friday’s Keynote Luncheon for a fireside chat with Dr. Steve Robinson on resilience and the future of community colleges!
Dr. Robinson is the president of Lansing Community College with nearly 30 years of experience in community college leadership. A lifetime educator, his community college career has spanned every aspect of teaching, learning, planning, management and organizational operations. Prior to being named president of Lansing Community College in 2020, Dr. Robinson served as president of Owens Community College where he led the institution through a serious financial crisis to sound fiscal footing. He spent fifteen years as a community college faculty member, ten years as president of the faculty union, and six years as a board member of the Michigan Education Association.
Dr. Robinson is a graduate of the Chair Academy for Leadership and Development, Harvard Management Development Program (MDP), and Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Through his association with the Aspen Institute, he has served as a site evaluator for the prestigious $1M Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, as well as a co-teacher and facilitator of the Aspen Institute Strategic Finance training for community college leaders.
Dr. Robinson holds a Ph.D., master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he studied English and English Community College Teaching. Through his writing in publications such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Diverse Issues, Inside Higher Education and Community College Daily, Dr. Robinson has positioned himself nationally among community college presidents. He is the creator of the #EndCCStigma social media campaign and host of the End Community College Stigma Podcast. Dr. Robinson and his family live in Lansing where he and his wife, Kaythrn, have two children.