September 20, 2017

Long-Time Ombuds at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Retires

After three decades as the MIT Ombudsperson, Toni Robinson has retired. Robinson will be celebrated by the campus on September 29, 2017.  

Before coming to MIT, Robinson was the Deputy Ombudsman for the Social Security Administration (1990-93) and Manager for Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (1993-95). She worked extensively as a mediator and trainer before and throughout her tenure at MIT.  She earned an MS in behavioral science from Johns Hopkins University and a JD from the Seattle University School of Law.  In 2015, Robinson received the institute's highest staff honor.  (MIT Events; MIT News.)

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  1. Congratulations Toni! Enjoy this next phase of your life.

  2. Oh, wow, Toni, you won't believe how busy "retirement" can be! I sure miss working with you, thank you for your extreme mentoring, and you enabled me and so many others to achieve their goals!