Douglas Robinson

Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award

By the College of Human Sciences

Established in 1975 to honor graduates who are nationally and internationally recognized for their meritorious service or distinguished achievement in the field of education.

douglas_w_robinsonDouglas Robinson
B.S. Physical Education 1973; M.S. Education, Guidance and Counseling 1974
Long Beach, California

As the vice president of student services at California State University, Long Beach, Robinson spends his days providing administrative support for just about every aspect of student life, including housing and residential life, judicial affairs, counseling and psychological services, student health services, student recreation and wellness, educational equity services and more than 25 other student services. For the past 21 years, he has dedicated his life to the success of these departments and programs. Robinson has been recognized throughout the region for his ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and members of his community from a range of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Aside from his position in academia, Robinson's accomplishments extend to his military experience and involvement with the NAACP. He received a Vietnam service medal, and in 1970, he was named Outstanding Airmen while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. In 1971, he received the Strategic Air Command Reward Medallion while serving at U-Tapao Air Force base in Thailand. In 1967 Robinson was selected as the most valuable player on the Iowa State football team. He is also a lifetime member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Iowa State University Letterman's Club.