Taylor Robinson
Community Director New Pride

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Residential Living and Learning
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Residential Living and Learning
Chicago, IL
College Major
Criminal Justice

Taylor Robinson serves as the Community Director of New Pride Residence Hall. She holds a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel Administration and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. As a First-Generation College student, she encounters many obstacles which have made her passionate about student development initiatives. Taylor's special hobbies include writing & performing poetry, cooking, and maintaining good mental and physical health.  

How I Can Help You?

By providing academic, social and professional support. It is my priority to serve as a resource and advocate for students throughout their collegiate journey at TAMUC. In my role, I strive to meet student housing needs by providing unique programming and through community engagement initiatives.

A Conversation with Taylor

What is a transition you have had to make?

I served six years in the US Army, so transitioning from the military to college was challenging. The military offered me structure and ongoing assistance while college seemed to be a little less controlled and more “on your own”. It was also difficult being a black student at a predominantly white college. Often I found myself feeling like I did not belong because of the two identities I held.

What does community mean to you?

Community is a place where love, support and self-development are promoted. It is also a place where you could be yourself without restrictions. Communities that I value/communities I am a part of include but are not limited to the Black community, Spoken word artist community, and women-empowerment community.

What makes you laugh?

Anything. I find many joys and pleasures out of being present each day. I'm a silly person so, it's is not hard for me to crack a joke or smile. It's not unusual for me to be the last person to laugh at a joke.

Educational Background

Awards and Honors

  • President’s Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2021
  • Phenomenal Woman AWARD, Southern Illinois University, 2020
  • Black Heritage Month Most Achieved Female, Southern Illinois University, 2018
  • Phenomenal Woman AWARD, Southern Illinois University, 2018

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