Trinity University President Danny J. Anderson has named Erika D. Robinson, J.D., as the University’s new general counsel. Robinson will provide important legal oversight and strategic guidance for the University.
Most recently, Robinson served as the general counsel and Title IX coordinator for the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi. Robinson also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Tulane School of Law in New Orleans in the University’s Title IX Specialization Program.
“Erika has extensive legal experience across a variety of educational settings, and she will be a great resource for Trinity,” Anderson says. “She is a subject matter expert in Title IX issues, and we will include her as an important resource in Trinity’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.”
In her previous roles, Robinson gained extensive experience in many other legal matters, including employment, academics, privacy, and risk management.
“Trinity is an exceptional University, and I am delighted to be a part of the team that will help move it forward,” Robinson says. “I am committed to helping educate the campus community and serving as a trusted resource for its leadership team.”
Previously, Robinson was an attorney for the Shelby County School District in Memphis, Tennessee and served as executive director of the office of Diversity and Equity Compliance at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She began her legal career as an associate attorney at Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers in Marietta, Georgia.
Robinson received her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She earned her M.Ed. from Ohio University and her B.A. from Agnes Scott College. Robinson also earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.
Reporting to Anderson, Robinson will begin her work at Trinity this month.