In Memoriam: Floyd L. Robinson

Floyd L. Robinson, former band director, professor, and administrator at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, passed away on June 27, 2019.

In 1971, Dr. Robinson joined Elizabeth City State University as director of bands. He went on to serve in many leadership roles at the university including director of summer school and extended day programs, director of basic enrichment programs, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs, and assistant to the chancellor. In 1991, he joined the faculty and became a full professor of music. He continued to teach music and lead the marching band until his retirement in 2001.

Upon his retirement, Dr. Robinson was conferred the title of professor emeritus. Additionally, the university renamed its fine arts auditorium in his honor.

Dr. Robinson was a graduate of Virginia State University, where he majored in music. He held a master’s degree in music education and a doctorate in higher education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


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