Angela Davis Robinson, B.S.'74

Outstanding Service Award, 2011

Photo of RobinsonUpon graduation, Angela Davis Robinson, began a career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which spanned over 30 years. Starting as an assistant examiner/examiner in the supervision and regulation department, she held progressively responsible positions with the Fed, overseeing everything from research and statistics to human resources to IT to strategic planning. In 2008, she retired as senior vice president of finance with a host of accomplishments to her credit. In 2007, she was named a business leader of color in Chicago.

She has served on the WMU Alumni Association board of directors and was a member of the search committees for both the dean of the Haworth College of Business and the vice president for development and alumni relations.

Particularly, her service to the Haworth College of Business is unparalleled. She is a long-standing member of the college’s advisory council and served as president from 2008-2011, providing consistent and thoughtful leadership during a time of transition for the college. She served as a catalyst and advocate for the college, giving voice to critical issues. Her insight and collaboration with fellow council members, administrators, and faculty and staff on projects such as strategic planning, and increased outreach with stakeholders are critically important to the history and future of the Haworth College of Business.

She also nurtures a life-long passion for community service and advocacy related to women and children, particularly women, believing strongly that if you can improve the life of a woman, you improve the life of a family. She has been active with the Women's Self-Employment Project, Sarah's Inn, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, and has served as a court appointed special advocate for Will County.