Speaker: Carroll Robinson. City Controller Campaign
Carroll G. Robinson is an Associate Professor and a former Associate Dean of External Affairs at The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Professor Robinson is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System and a Citizen Member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Funds. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of K9s4COPs. He is also a past chairman of the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce.
Professor Robinson is a former At-Large member of the Houston City Council. As a member of the City Council, Professor Robinson chaired the city’s Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee.
Professor Robinson represented the City of Houston on the Board of Directors of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the local council of regional governments. He served as a member of the Board’s Budget Committee and was a Vice Chair of the Transportation Policy Council. He also represented the City of Houston on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for I-69 Texas and TEX-21, a statewide transportation coalition of elected officials, business leaders and transportation and infrastructure professionals.
Professor Robinson is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities where he served as a member of the Board’s Finance Committee and was a member of the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Steering Committee. He is a former member of the Texas Municipal League’s Utilities and Environment committee, and Transportation Task Force; Advisory Board of the Texas Environmental Defense Fund; a past President of the Texas Association of Black City Council Members where he was also a member of the Housing Committee; a former member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials; a former member of the Texas Attorney General’s Municipal Advisory Committee,; Founding Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council’s Local Elected Officials Network; a former Chairman of the National League of Cities Democratic Municipal Officials; a former member of the Democratic National Committee; and a former General Counsel of the Texas Democratic Party.
Prior to his election the Houston City Council, Professor Robinson was n Associate Professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He has also worked as an adjunct Professor at Texas College of Law.
Professor Robinson has worked in the Texas Legislature as Chief of staff and General Counsel to Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Richard Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey and his Juris Doctorate from the National Law Center at Geroge Washington University in Washington, D.C.