Dr. Shawn Robinson, Alumnus of the Year

As a 2005 graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, Dr. Shawn Robinson, exemplifies a host of qualities that make him an ideal model for current and future College of Law students.  He is the Ybor City Campus President of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, where he provides leadership and direction for academics, student services, and facilities divisions; supervises approximately 150 full-time and 450 part-time faculty and staff; and oversees a $13 million campus budget for a college of 46,000 students.

Robinson served as an adjunct professor at the Hillsborough Community College early in his academic career. He has also served as the Dean of Social Sciences and Physical education at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida.  His career path has been in education; he has served at the University of Central Florida, Everest University, and at Colonial High School  — all in Orlando.  Robinson earned two Master’s degrees in Education at the University of Central Florida before achieving his Juris Doctor degree at the College of Law. He is an accomplished and sought after public speaker and a published writer on a variety of academic subjects.

In the community, Robinson has served on several boards and professional organizations, including the Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission, the NextGen Alliance, the National Council of Black American Affairs and the Kiwanis Club of Tampa, to name a few.  For his alma mater, the College of Law, he has used his commitment to the mission of the College to recruit students, raise funds to support scholarships, judge mock trials, and serve as a trusted advisor regarding retention and success strategies for the College of Law.

Robinson is the recipient of the 2014 Phi Thetta Kappa (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. PTK is a national honor society for two-year college students that recognizes and encourages scholarship among its members. He has also received numerous other accolades, awards and recognitions. The College of Law is proud to have Dr. Shawn Robinson as a the recipient of its Distinguished Alumnus of The Year Award.