VP Student Services at CSULB Retiring
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 13
By Rick Gloady
Douglas W. Robinson, vice president for student affairs at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has announced his decision to retire from the university. He will officially leave his position on Aug. 1.
Robinson has been at the campus since 1989 and began his duties as vice president in 1991. He is currently the longest serving vice president in the CSU system.
“As many of you already know, he has had an enormous impact on our university,” outgoing CSULB President F. King Alexander said in an announcement to the campus community. “His leadership, sense of humor, kindness and support will be missed by the entire university but especially by our students, for whom he has worked tirelessly day after day.”
For more than 20 years, Robinson has been providing leadership to more than 35 university departments and programs that focus on the needs of students outside the classroom. These programs and services are designed to assist students in achieving their educational goals and enhancing their personal growth and development.
According to Alexander, Robinson also has been instrumental throughout the CSU in establishing new programs and services that have positively impacted all CSU students. His efforts in this area are well documented and respected by his colleagues throughout California and the nation.
When Robinson steps down, Mary Ann Takemoto will assume the vice president’s role on an interim basis. Takemoto currently serves as the associate vice president for student services, and Alexander said her experience will ensure a smooth transition in leadership.
Editor’s Note: On June 19 a large moving van was uploading the personal effects of F. King Alexander from his Park Estates home as he moves on to become president and chancellor at Louisiana State University. Effective July 1, CSULB Provost Donald Para will become the university’s interim president while a nationwide search is conducted for Alexander’s replacement.