Steve Robinson chosen as Owens Community College president

Steve Robinson

The board of trustees for Owen Community College has named Steve Robinson, Ph.D. as the institution’s seventh president.

The announcement came Wednesday following the board’s meeting held on campus.

Robinson joined Owens Community College in January 2015 when he was named provost and vice president of academic affairs.

The board appointed Robinson interim president in 2017.

Robinson was one of 41 candidates considered for the presidency and was one of two finalists for the position

He began his career as a professor of English at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. He also served as dissertation chair at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and as a graduate lecturer at the University of Michigan Flint campus.

Robinson is a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Toledo, an institutional team lead for the Student Success Leadership Institute, a member of the State of Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Task Force and a board member of the Regional Growth Partnership.

He currently is one of 40 community college leaders completing an Aspen Institute presidential fellowship for community college excellence.

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