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Chase F. Robinson


About Chase F. Robinson

Chase F. Robinson was appointed President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the principal doctorate-granting institution of the nation’s leading public, urban university, in June 2014. Dr. Robinson, a historian of the premodern Middle East, is also Distinguished Professor of History. He previously served as Interim President and Provost.

As President, Dr. Robinson is committed to deepening the Graduate Center's commitment to advanced learning and education for the public good. Under his leadership, the Graduate Center is emerging as a national model in doctoral education, pedagogy, and interdisciplinarity, and has attracted record levels of philanthropic support.. Read more...