Samuel Grant Robinson came to KSU from The University of Michigan where he most recently served as Associate Director of the Office of New Student Programs. Charged with guiding the new student and parent orientations for 8,000 incoming families annually, Robinson coordinated the orientation needs and goals of 19 colleges, schools, and academic units at UM, as well as those of admissions, registration, athletics, financial aid, and housing.
Prior to his appointment in the Office of New Student Programs, Robinson served as Senior Admissions Counselor at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at The University of Michigan. In his time there, the School managed more than 1,800 applications and audition requests per year for approximately 225 spaces. He assisted in the development of strategies for the overall marketing of the School's programs; assisted with the School's website resources to present more comprehensive information to prospective students; launched an effort to increase and improve the recruitment of Michigan residents by coordinating the resources of UM's faculty and high school outreach programs; and participated annually in the National Association of College Admissions Counselors Fine and Performing Arts College Fairs.
Robinson's enrollment management experiences at Michigan's School of Music,
Theatre and Dance included oversight of eight of the School's 30 undergraduate curricula, including evaluating the academic credentials of applicants, consisting of approximately 550 applications and auditions per year. Additionally, he coordinated the School's participation in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives King/Chavez/Parks visitation program, bringing children from various urban communities in Michigan to campus to explore opportunities they would have in college.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Robinson's degree is in literature, and his graduate coursework is in writing pedagogy and linguistics. He has presented on whole language, and HIV/AIDS discrimination at both the University of Michigan and EMU, and his work on perceptual literacy and whole language has been published by the Journal of the Michigan College English Association.