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Robyn Merrick is Southern University's Vice President for External Affairs.

Robyn Merrick

Guest Moderator, Louisiana Public Square and Southern University Vice President for External Affairs

Robyn Merrick is Southern University's Vice President for External Affairs.

Robyn previously provided leadership for the University’s 90,000 alumni serving as Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the Southern University Alumni Federation. Also at Southern, Robyn co-hosted the University’s radio show, Inside the Southern University System, and is the former co-managing editor of the Southern University System Magazine. Through her career in higher education, she has held several administrative positions as Executive Associate to the President, Director of Public Affairs, and Policy Development Coordinator. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Masters in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy. She has conducted and published research in the areas of women in government and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

In addition, Robyn has served as chair of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts Louisiana-East, the Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and she currently serves as board chair for Volunteers in Public Schools in Baton Rouge.

Robyn is committed to public service and volunteerism with more than 35 years of experience working with religious, civic and nonprofit organizations.