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.


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Beth Kay
Director of Professional Development, Success Center

Jodi Lewis
Director of Policy Development, Success Center

Nadia Leal-Carrillo
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Success Center

Tim Aldinger
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Iris Aguilar
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Jeffrey Clary
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Shirley Singh
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services

Jennifer Keiper
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Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Executive Director, Resource Development

Emily Robinson
Technology and Special Projects Director

Jodi Samuels
Director of Strategic Support for Colleges and Scholars

Steve Maciel
Director of Finance and Accounting

John O'Sullivan
Director, Systems and Special Projects

Cristina Herrick
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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