William ‘Bill” Robinson graduated from Rust College of Holly Springs, Mississippi in 2018.
Bill is a first-generation African-American from Greenwood, Mississippi. Being the oldest of four younger immediate siblings and a father of a young boy is what Bill would credit for much of the ambition he developed once leaving for college.
While at Rust College, Bill served as Class President for his Freshman, Sophomore, and Senior year. Bill served as a Resident Assistant for two years and as the Assistant Hall Director his senior year. Bill also helped charter the first Collegiate 100 Chapter in the state of Mississippi on the Rust College campus.
After graduation, he moved to Memphis, TN, to work with Enterprise Holdings for two years. While Bill enjoyed sales, he enjoyed helping students navigate pre-college life. In 2020, Bill was allowed to work with Southwest TN Community College as an Admission Recruiter, providing students with a realistic path to shaping their family tree. This opportunity was the steppingstone for a new path with the University of TN Knoxville. In this current role, Bill has been tasked with helping to grow the SOC population for the University as a whole; while still providing students with a realistic view of the benefits of going to college.
Bill mentions to his students, “ No matter what circumstance you come from, it matters if you continue to live with those circumstances through the ages.”