Sherard Robbins

Sherard Robbins is the associate director of equity and inclusion for community engagement in the College of Education. In his role, Robbins works with the College of Education and the Graduate College to ensure that best practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion are being met at all levels. From student, staff, and faculty recruitment and retention, to cultivating external partnerships and burgeoning opportunities through grant writing, Robbins aims to keep the university at the forefront of inclusive excellence by continuously enhancing EDI efforts internally and externally. A former employee of the UA, Robbins is a two-time consecutive winner of the Inclusive Excellence award for the division of student affairs and a decorated higher education employee. During his time in the academic sphere, Robbins has led two men of color initiative groups at various institutions, created brand new offices and positions, and built relationships with students and staff from across the nation. His TedxTalk, Under the Page: A Philosophical Look at the Darkside of Comics, explores the ways in which comic books can serve as a viable platform for making sense of the world. Along with his work as a professional, Robbins is equally a life-long learner. He is set to complete his doctoral work in higher education with a focus on organizational development, and his law degree with a focus on workplace discrimination and constitutional law.