In Memoriam: Quincy L. Robertson, 1934-2021

Quincy Robertson, the former chief financial officer at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, died on January 19. He was 86 years old.

A native of Gadsden, Alabama, Robinson was a graduate of Carver High School, the first four-year high school for African American students in his hometown. He attended Tennessee State University in Nashville on a full scholarship, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He conducted additional studies at New York University, Atlanta University, and the University of Indiana.

Robinson was drafted into the Army was stationed at Fort Gordon near Augusta, Georgia. After being discharged, he remained in the area and worked as a guidance counselor at Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta. He later joined the staff at Paine College as director of the Upward Bound program. He later served as business manager and was promoted to chief financial officer.

Robinson retired from Paine College in 1999 after serving the educational institution for 32 years.

Johnny C. Nimes, president of the Paine College National Alumni Association and member of the Paine College Board of Trustees, stated that “Quincy Robertson touched the lives of so many people, especially the lives of students who attended Paine. In his years of service to the college, Paine always ended the fiscal year in the black. I was fortunate to have gotten to know him professionally and personally and considered him a good friend and a mentor. I will miss him as many of us will. He will be remembered for his philosophy of putting the well-being of the college and students first.”

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