Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5411 USA
In her role as assistant director for Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business advising office, Chris Robinson manages the Phoenix Program, a support program for at-risk pre-business and business students, which received the WMU Assessment Steering Committee award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessment of Student Learning, 2013-2014. Robinson’s experience in advising, teaching, financial aid and case management give her a broad skill-set with which to provide excellent student service. In addition to advising, Robinson teaches a success seminar and a first-year experience seminar and engages at-risk students through one-on-one coaching. She participates in campus-wide initiatives towards retention and serves on the WMU retention committee.
Prior to coming to Western, she advised at Davenport University where she is currently an adjunct instructor. Robinson has held various positions in the Kalamazoo community, including at-risk interventionist for Portage Public Schools, teen parent case manager for Catholic Family Services, early interventionist and parent educator for Upjohn Community Healing Center and foster care case worker for Bethany Christian Services. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Student Support Staff Award. A member of the National Academic Advising Association, she has presented at NACADA and retention conferences in 2011, 2013 and 2014.