EKU Voices: Darell Robinson
It would be quite the feat to find an individual at Eastern Kentucky University more travelled than Lt. Col. Darell Robinson. The Chicago native has been stationed at more than a dozen locations, including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Trained in the management of information technology, Lt. Col. Robinson has extensive experience in voice and data communications. Robinson has amassed more than 20 years of communications experience and knowledge.
“Think of it this way; think of it as a corporation. I run the IT department for the corporation,” Robinson said. “I ensure that when military personnel are sent out, they are able to talk to each other on their radios.”
Robinson came to EKU because he had the desire to instruct and was given the job of professor of military science. He is also chair of the Military Science and Leadership Department.
Robinson finds that the most rewarding part of his job as an instructor at EKU is seeing young individuals grow and develop. He has successfully incorporated the challenging nature of the American military into the lessons and skills he brings to his students.
In addition to instructing EKU students, Robinson is also involved with the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). He helps oversee hundreds of cadets as they come to EKU for competition.
“You can see the energy in their eyes. They want to take that next step forward,” Robinson said.
When asked about his future plans, Robinson said that it will be up to the military as to whether or not he stays at EKU, but he said he would very much like to continue being here.
“EKU is a great place to be. It is outstanding,” he said. “I’ve been told I am very fortunate to come to EKU.”
Published on May 31, 2016