Tougaloo, MS, April 22, 2021 – Dr. Whitney McDowell-Robinson ’10 has been appointed as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at Tougaloo College.
Dr. McDowell-Robinson will assume her new position effective May 1st, President Carmen J. Walters said in making the announcement. She will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, Chaplain, Public Safety, Residential Life, Student Engagement, Zero Tolerance, and Marketing & Communications.
As a member of the president’s cabinet, Dr. McDowell-Robinson will be an active partner in college-wide planning and policy discussions and provide leadership in the design and implementation of marketing, recruitment, and enrollment practices that seek well-prepared students, promote retention to graduation, and advance the mission and goals of Tougaloo.
“I am honored to advance within the Tougaloo community and consider it a great privilege to serve at a top, forward-thinking liberal arts historically black college,” Dr. McDowell-Robinson said. “I am excited to continue my work with President Walters, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents to build on the College’s strong traditions at this time of innovation and change in higher education..”
Dr. McDowell-Robinson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jackson State University, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Higher Education also from Jackson State University.