James A. Robinson

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James Arthur Robinson (born 1932) is an American academic who in 1974-87 served as the second president of the University of West Florida (UWF).[1]

Robinson received his doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in 1958. After a stint at Ohio State University, he subsequently became a professor at UWF, where as president, he established the Marion Viccars Award, which recognizes superior performance and accomplishments of faculty and administrators at UWF.[2] In 1979, as president, Robinson restructured the university’s colleges to traditional arts and sciences, business and education, and switched the university to a semester basis in 1981.[3]

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  1. ^ "about UWF". Pensacola, Florida: University of West Florida. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. 
  2. ^ "Marion Viccars Award". The Fountain 40 (10): 5. Archived from the original on 30 August 2006. 
  3. ^ "UWF - President's Division - Presidents of UWF July 1964 - 2008<". Pensacola, Florida: University of West Florida. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Robinson, James Arthur (1965). Decision-making in Congress. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. OCLC 51526315. 
  5. ^ Robinson, James Arthur (1973). State legislative innovation. New York: Praeger. OCLC 251944194. 


Preceded by
Harold Crosby
President of University of West Florida
1974—1987
Succeeded by
Morris L. Marx