Cambridge College Welcomes Dr. Elwood L. Robinson as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Jul 24, 2012, 12:03 ET from Cambridge College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College is pleased to announce that Dr. Elwood L. Robinson has assumed his duties as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Robinson will oversee Cambridge College's academic deans and faculties, including the undergraduate and graduate programs, seven regional centers and other academic administrative functions.


According to College President Deborah Jackson, "Dr. Robinson has demonstrated vision, leadership and commitment to the values and mission of Cambridge College, making him ideally suited to lead the College's academic programs. We are delighted that Dr. Robinson will guide our educational policy and programs during an exciting transformational period."

While at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) for over twenty five years, Dr. Robinson served in a variety of leadership and academic roles.  As Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, he had oversight of nine departments and chairs, four centers and directors, over 200 faculty and support staff, while also managing a state and research budget of 16 million dollars.  In addition he served as the Chair of the Department of Psychology for three years after becoming a full professor in 1996. 

"I came to Cambridge College to make a difference, and to continue the mission and tradition on which this College was founded," said Dr. Robinson. "I hope to challenge our community to become greater and extend our efforts to prepare students in an academically enriching environment."

Dr. Robinson also has been a productive scholar with over four hundred scientific publications and presentations. At NCCU, he is credited for his work as the Director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program which has grown to be one of the nation's largest and most productive programs of its kind. Dr. Robinson holds a B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University, an M.A. in Psychology from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

A native of Ivanhoe, North Carolina, Dr. Robinson is married to Myra Denise and they have two children, Chanita and Devin.

Cambridge College is pleased to welcome Dr. Robinson, and looks forward to working together to fulfill and expand the College's mission nationwide.

About Cambridge College:
Cambridge College ( is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools – Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners. 

SOURCE Cambridge College