Steve Robinson is the 7th President of Owens Community College in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio, where he previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and then Provost. Before joining Owens, Robinson served as Executive Dean of Planning, Research and Quality at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. At four-year higher education institutions, he served as a member of the graduate faculty in English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He also served as a chair and faculty advisor in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, as well as the Doctoral Program in Higher Education at the University of Toledo. Steve holds a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University, where he also earned a B.A. and M.A. in the same subject. His master’s degree is specifically in English Community College Teaching. Prior to becoming an administrator, he spent fifteen years as a community college faculty member. He is a graduate of the Chair Academy for Leadership and Development, the Harvard Management Development Program (MDP), as well as the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.
Steve lives in Sylvania Township with his wife Kathryn, who is Director of Human Resources at the Toledo Museum of Art. They have two children, Owen and Julia, who attend Sylvania Southview High School. Steve’s hobbies involve music, collecting vinyl records, and audio equipment and production.