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Robin Stephenson

Senior Vice President, Advancement

Robin Stephenson has over 30 years of leadership experience in academic and academic medical institutions, in development, fundraising, administration, public affairs, marketing, communications, and program development.

At New York University (NYU) Langone Health, Stephenson’s fundraising supported basic sciences departments, the Neuroscience Institute and the Institute for Systems Genetics, and psychiatry and nursing programs.

At Columbia University, Stephenson served as the Chief Information Strategist in the Office of the President, where she led efforts to develop global programs. Her work at Columbia included launching a new degree program, a Masters of Arts in Global Thought.

Earlier, at the University of Michigan, Stephenson was Life Sciences Information Director, where she led a major and successful campaign to ease restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. She also served as Administrator for the Knight Wallace Journalism Fellows program, Marketing Communications Director for the University Musical Society, and Program Manager for the NSF Advance Grant to Recruit and Retain Women Scientists and Engineers.

Stephenson has worked for the United Nations School of Hanoi, Vietnam and consulted for many international non-governmental organizations, including Pathfinder, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children.

She is the co-author with Dr. Pamela Smock of the book, Getting and Giving Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty.  

Stephenson holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan, and an MS in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University.