Dr. Terrence Robinson is the Vice-President of Economic Inclusion & Early College Early Career Pathways at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). In his role, Dr. Robinson, is responsible for implementing and growing the Early College Early Career (ECEC) program across Northeast Ohio, as well as developing economic inclusion strategies in partnership with regional manufacturers.
Prior to joining the team at MAGNET, Dr. Robinson was the Director of Business Development at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in their Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division (WCED). While at Tri-C, he was the business development lead for the State of Ohio’s Lean Ohio Program, which trained over 200+ public sector employees in process efficiency methodologies and generated over $700K in training revenue. Prior to joining Tri-C, Dr. Robinson was the Strategic Implementation Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) where he guided the implementation of CMSD’s historic and groundbreaking Academic Transformation Plan.
Dr. Robinson has focused his career on three main areas: Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. He believes that the key to a regions long-term economic viability is having systems that build connectivity between education, entrepreneurship and economic development. To that end he currently serves on several boards that allows him to be involved in these areas. He is currently a member of the board of directors with Breakthrough Charter Schools Network, The Friendly Inn Settlement House, and the Consortium for African American Organizations (CAAO), he also sits on the advisory board of The REACH Program at University School.
Dr. Robinson earned his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Community College Leadership from The Roueche Graduate Center at National American University. In addition to his doctoral degree, Dr. Robinson also holds two graduate degrees from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Positive Organizational Development. Dr. Robinson completed his undergraduate work at the historic and prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.