Robin C. Johnson Blake Biography
Forging and Enhancing community relations between Palm Beach State College and the Palm Beach County
Robin Johnson- Blake
Director of Community Relations
Robin has dedicated 29 years in community services outreach, dual enrollment, and recruitment at Palm Beach State College. In 2018, Robin became the first Director of Community Relations for the College.
In her current role, Robin provides leadership within the organization and the community, she publicly represents the College, identifying, developing, cultivating and maintaining partnerships, relationships with external agencies and businesses to enhance the College’s brand.
During her tenure at PBSC, Robin has:
- managed and led community forums that relate to needs and concerns of the communities that the College serves throughout the five locations.
- coordinate and work in partnership on special events and projects liaising between the College and the community
- worked with various social-economic diverse populations throughout communities, middle and high schools in Florida and Alabama
- directed, budgeted, and managed nine local, private, state and federal grant programs
Prior to her employment at Palm Beach State College, she held several positions at Florida Atlantic University as the first Assistant Director for Minority Recruitment (the position created to recruitment diverse population) and as an Admissions Counselor. Robin also worked in in Alabama as an intern for the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission where she surveyed residents in rural areas for economic development improvements.
Robin attends meetings and participates in the Achieve Palm Beach County Parents & Family Engagement Team, Action Alliance for Mental Health, Homeless and Housing Alliance, Bridges, Behavioral Health Workforce Pipeline, Community Network, Diversity Council, Community Roundtable meetings, Teen Leadership Roundtable, Chambers of Commerce special events, Churches, Civil organization, etc.
Robin received her Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Jacksonville State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation for the Deaf from Talladega College.
Throughout Robin’s professional career, she believes in strengthening communities for the future educational and economic development of the citizens of Palm Beach County.