Andristine M. Robinson
Andristine Robinson is a 1999 initiate of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Circle and served as its founding faculty secretary/circle coordinator. From 2002-06, she served as the Province III faculty director. Andristine also served the Society as the national vice president for extension from 2006-12. Over the years, she has chaired the Resolutions Committee, the Committee on Extension, and the Ritual Review Ad Hoc Committee. Her past and current committee memberships include the Scholarship Review and Selection Committee, Joint Audit Committee, Executive Director Search Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, National Leader of the Year Committee, and the Membership Task Force.
Andristine received the Meritorious Service Award in 2003, and the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She became a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016. She was named Trustee Emerita in 2020, and the Society’s Champion Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity was named in her honor in the same year. Andristine is the first recipient of this award.
Andristine is currently the chief diversity officer at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). In this role, she leads the development and implementation of proactive justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in alignment with the college’s strategic plan to create and nurture a college climate that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination, intolerance, and harassment. Andristine provides major administrative support for the college’s governance system, the college-wide forum, chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and leads the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center for the college. In 2008, Andristine received the Administrator of the Year Award; and in 2014, she received the President’s Medal – the highest award that can be received by an employee.
Professionally, she is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Maryland Community College Diversity Roundtable (which she co-chairs), and the College and University Association for Human Resources. Andristine currently serves as the co-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
While at PGCC, Andristine also served as director of governance and diversity, director of institutional initiatives, and director of student services operations as well as the interim dean of College Life Services. Prior to this, she worked as the assistant dean for student programs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and as the associate dean of students/assistant vice president for student affairs at Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). Andristine began her work in higher education at West Virginia State University in residential life.
Andristine’s community involvement includes the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for which she is the immediate past president for the graduate chapter in Calvert County, Maryland and the current Treasurer. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s and continues to volunteer for the organization. Andristine is the immediate past historian of the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter of Lincoln, a committee chairman for The Links, Incorporated, committee chairman for Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, and a member of the Calvert County Branch of the NAACP.
She has served on the following boards: Leadership Prince George’s, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Board of Directors, Women in Maryland Higher Education Executive Board, and The St. Mary’s Ballet, Inc. Board of Directors. Andristine is a member of the Cancer and Tobacco Coalition and the Minority Health Coalition in Calvert County, Maryland. She also served for a number of years as a volunteer for the Southern Maryland Light the Night Leukemia Walk Planning Committee for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland.
Andristine earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lincoln University, graduating cum laude, and her Master of Arts in guidance and counseling (with a specialization in college student personnel) from Marshall University. Andristine and her husband Lewis reside in Huntingtown, Maryland, and have two adult children and have six grandchildren.