Taylor Robinson serves as the Community Director of Pride Rock 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 and diversity and inclusion 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.
- MS, College Student Personnel Administration, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
- BS, Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
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