The Man

Lasting Legacy.

Larry Robinson, Ph.D., was named the 12th president of Florida A&M University (FAMU) on November 30, 2017. Previously, he served as the interim president of FAMU from September 2016 to November 2017 and from July 2012 to March 2014. He served as director of FAMU’s Environmental Sciences Institute from 1997 to 2003, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs from 2003 to 2005, chief executive officer in 2007 and vice president for Research in 2009.

The Husband

Rattler Love.

Since the first day we met, Larry has inspired me with his warmth, humor and unrelenting dedication of service to others. Sharing the duties of raising our family for 33 years, he has loved, protected and encouraged us with great strength of character and love. I rest easy at night knowing the Robinson Family can only grow stronger as a result of his unflinching vision and determination to serve others so all can succeed. Congratulations Mr. President, as Nicole, Talia, Arlin and I already know far better than most, of your commitment to faith, family and Florida A&M University.

The Father

Eternal Love.

Our father read to us nearly every night and despite all the heroic tales he read, none was as inspiring as his own . . . the kid from South Memphis who became a nuclear chemist, father and educator. He ignited our imagination and gave us the courage to make our dreams real.

Congratulations Daddy, We’re so proud of you,
Nicole, Arlin and Talia!

The Researcher

Academic Roots.

President Robinson is actively engaged in research with students and faculty as the director and principal investigator of the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems. The center was established in September 2016 with a $15.4 million award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program.

The Leader

Servant Leader.

Every day, President Robinson wakes up knowing he has the best job in the world - to serve the students, faculty and staff of FAMU and to help make the University better. His dedication is seen day in and day out, never wavering as he puts the needs of his beloved “College of Love and Charity” above his own.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Nov. 08, 2018

  • 12 p.m. – 2p.m.
    Industry Cluster
    Grand Ballroom

  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Inaugural Research Symposium
    Florida Blue Auditorium
    College of Pharmacy and
    Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    First Lady's Soiree
    Meek-Eaton Black Archives (MEBA)

Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

  • 10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    Installation Ceremony
    Lawson Center

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Inaugural Reception
    Gaither Gymnasium

  • 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Inaugural Scholarship Gala
    “Together We Rise”

    Lawson Center

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

  • 12 p.m.
    Marker Unveiling:
    A Tribute to
    1st Lt. James R. Polkinghorne, Jr.

    The Villages

Inaugural Scholarship Gala
“Together We Rise”

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 | 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Lawson Center




Installation Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 | 10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. | Lawson Center

First Lady’s Soirée

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Meek-Eaton Black Archives

Inaugural Research Symposium

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Florida Blue Auditorium College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Pharmacy Building
Black Archives
Lawson Center
The Villages
Lee Hall Auditorium