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 director of governance and diversity in the Office of the President at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). In this role, she assists the president in establishing an agenda for the effective and efficient operation of the college. This includes coordinating institutional projects on behalf of the president and/or the chief of staff. Andristine provides major administrative support for the college’s governance system, the college-wide forum, and serves as PGCC’s chief diversity officer. She chairs the Commencement, Cultural Diversity, Interfaith and Community Service, and Civic Action committees 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 American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Maryland Community College Diversity Roundtable (which she co-chairs), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO). Andristine currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Women in Maryland Higher Education (WIMHE). She is also a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
While at PGCC, Andristine also served as the director of institutional initiatives and director of student services operations as well 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 president for the graduate chapter in Calvert County, Maryland. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s and continues to volunteer for the organization. Andristine is the historian of the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter of Lincoln University which sponsors activities for the community and new students attending the university.
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. 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, Md. and have two adult children and have five grandchildren.