Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson, Senior Director of Technology and Special Projects

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Areas of expertise:

  • Project management
  • Product development
  • Data management

Emily Robinson is Senior Director of Technology and Special Projects at the Foundation for California Community Colleges. A seasoned, certified, and highly skilled technology project manager, Robinson implements the product development roadmap for both nationwide and statewide applications. She directs and facilitates large-scale technology projects from initiation through release in support of the California Community College system. Through her cross-functional leadership, iteration, and application of Agile methodology, Robinson ensures project and product development and enhancements stay on schedule and within budget.

Foundation Highlights:

  • Directed development for the creation and successful release of Launchpath.com, CareerXP.org, the Here to Career mobile app, and the California Automotive Resource Center (CalARC)
  • Directed development for successfully incorporating the New World of Work 21st Century Skills Assessments, Health Workforce Initiative Assessments, and all associated digital badges within LaunchPath and CareerXP
  • Redesigned and released a modernized, user-friendly Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) for the Nursing Resource Center
  • Expanded the organization’s capacity to provide cloud hosting and support services for Foundation partners and customers

Prior to joining the Foundation, Robinson held key project and data management roles at both SRA International and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, implementing statewide strategic plans for law enforcement information sharing and collaborating with partners across five states to connect regional information sharing systems. She also served as a voting member of the IBM Customer Advisory Board, the Department of Justice Smart Justice Executive Steering Committee, and the California Statewide Data Sharing Taskforce.

Robinson proudly attended Mt. San Antonio College and earned her bachelor of arts in English at Sacramento State. She completed certificates in project management and marketing & product development at the University of California, Davis.


Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Kathy Williams
Chair of the Board

George Acero
Vice Chair of the Board

Geneve Villacres

Darius Anderson

Frank Gornick

Jennifer Perry

Kwesi Edwards

Lance Izumi

Manuel Baca

Patrick Mulvaney

Yasmin Davidds

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