Douglas W. Robinson, vice president for student services at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), recently received the Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award from the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. The award honors graduates of Iowa State University who are internationally recognized for distinguished achievement in the field of education.
At CSULB, Robinson provides administrative support for nearly 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.
A resident of Cerritos, Calif., 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 was named Outstanding Airman 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 Base in Thailand.
Formerly a resident of Sun River Terrace, Ill., and a graduate of Momence High School, Robinson was selected as the most valuable player on the Iowa State football team in 1967 and was named to the All Big 8 football squad as a defensive back. He is a lifetime member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Iowa State University Letterman’s Club.
Robinson was presented the Virgil S. Lagomarcino Award in October at the Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony in Ames, Iowa.