Welcome set today for Peninsula College president

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PORT ANGELES — A public welcome for Peninsula College's new president, Luke Robins, is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

The celebration, which will feature the music of the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble and Twisted Roots, will be held in Keegan Hall on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Robins became the sixth president of Peninsula College on July 1.

He replaces Tom Keegan who now is serving as president of Skagit Valley College.

Robins, who earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, came to Peninsula College from Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, La., where he had served as chancellor since 2006.

The celebration, which is co-hosted by the Peninsula College board of trustees and the Peninsula College Foundation Board, provides an opportunity for community members to meet Robins before the start of the school year on Monday.

Under Robins' leadership, the Louisiana Delta Community College completed construction of a new $45 million main campus and consolidated operations with two former technical college campuses.

In 2011, in addition to his responsibilities as chancellor, Robins assumed leadership responsibilities as the interim regional director of Northeast Louisiana Technical College.

Robins has also held academic leadership positions at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Ark., where he was an executive vice president/chief academic officer and at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was dean of instruction.

He received his doctorate in educational administration in the community college leadership program.

He earned his master's in English in the community college teaching track from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., and his bachelor's in Christian education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.

Last modified: September 20. 2012 10:39AM
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