Charles F. Robinson III was promoted to vice chancellor for diversity and community at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a professor of history at the university and has been serving as vice provost for diversity affairs. He begins his new role on July 1.
Dr. Robinson joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas in 1999 and is a former director of the university’s African and African American studies program. Previously, he taught for nine years at Houston Community College in Texas.
Professor Robinson is the author of three scholarly books: Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South; Forsaking All Others: A True Story of Interracial Sex and Revenge in the 1880s South; and Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas, 1940s-2000s. He also is the author of the novel Engaging Missouri: An Epic Drama of Love, Honor and Redemption across the Color Line.
Professor Robinson is a graduate of the University of Houston. He holds a master’s degree in history from Rice University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Houston.