Olin C. Robison

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Olin C. Robison 13th President of Middlebury College.

"Olin C. Robison, 13th President of Middlebury College President Emeritus Olin C. Robison was president of Middlebury College for 15 years, from 1975 to 1990. During Robison's tenure, the College changed dramatically, physically and otherwise. When he left office in 1990, about 20 percent of the space on campus had been built during his tenure...

"A graduate of Baylor and Oxford universities, Robison began his career in Washington and worked as a Peace Corps administrator and with the State Department. He subsequently held academic and administrative posts at Bowdoin and Wesleyan before coming to Middlebury. He advised both Democratic and Republican administrations on U.S.-Soviet relations, and has served on and chaired numerous commissions and task forces, including the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

"In 1991, Robison was named president of the Salzburg Seminar, based in Salzburg, Austria, and in Middlebury, a leading forum for promoting global dialogue on issues of pressing international concern. He retired from that position in 2005." [1]

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  1. Olin C. Robison, Middlebury College, accessed August 26, 2008.