Union’s Business Program is excited to welcome Carlton Robinson as our newest business administration professor. Robinson comes to Union from Loma Linda University Health where he worked as a trust officer, but he’s no stranger to the Union spirit.
Robinson’s introduction to Union came when his son Micah chose to come here for college. “When my wife, Ingrid, and I saw Union’s campus, we found it to be a very special place,” said Robinson. “We were impressed by the appearance and spirit of the school and what we saw in the professors and the student life.” (You can hear the Robinsons share their experience as Union College parents in this video from eight years ago.)
Micah graduated in 2014, but Union stayed in the back of his father’s mind. “As I contemplated making a transition in my career, I thought more and more about teaching, which is something I’ve always had a passion for,” said Robinson. “I started to investigate the possibility of coming to work here at Union.”
After attending Oakwood University, Robinson earned a master of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University. His career has been full of variety — he’s worked as an attorney, in banking, and in both corporate and non-profit organizations. “I’m able to draw on my broad experience to be helpful to students and hopefully provide them with some practical insights,” he said. “I’m looking forward to teaching students some of the realities of the business world, whether they are going to be employees, looking to start their own business or just needing to become better acquainted with business practices and principles.”
Robinson is the proud father of two young men, Gregory and Micah. Some of his favorite activities include spending time with family and getting outdoors. On one of their first excursions to find a beach in Nebraska, he and his wife were surprised to find Conestoga Lake frozen over and full of fishermen perched on the ice. Although winter in Nebraska is different than what they’re used to, their enjoyment of nature remains unabated. “We love camping in our RV in state parks and national parks,” Robinson said. He also enjoys triathlons, and he tries to participate in a few races each year. He’s currently training for a 70.3 mile Ironman next summer.
“I’m excited to be in a position to assist young people in making important choices that will affect their future,” said Robinson. “Hopefully I can help prepare them not only for their professional career, but also for their personal and spiritual growth.”
by Annika Cambigue, senior communication and English major