Laura Robinett Recognized with Alumni Achievement Award from Wayne State College

Laura Robinett Recognized with Alumni Achievement Award from Wayne State College

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Laura Robinett, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Midland University, was honored with the Wayne State College Alumni Achievement Award during the December 16th commencement ceremony in Rice Auditorium on the WSC campus. Robinett graduated with her Master of Business Administration.

"Receiving the Alumni Achievement Award from my alma mater was a tremendous honor,” Robinett said. “I am proud, honored, and humbled, as I know there are many deserving alumni of this award. This award, as well as completing my MBA, made a great day for celebration!"

Robinett received her undergraduate degree from Wayne State in 2013, earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a journalism concentration and a double minor in art and online media. She returned to WSC to work in the Departments of Art & Design before being hired as Director of Alumni Relations of the Wayne State Foundation in 2016. She was promoted to Director of Major Gifts within the foundation in 2020.

She arrived at Midland in September of 2021 when she was hired for her current position. In this role, Robinett sits on Midland’s senior leadership team and leads the development of the strategic plan for advancement, alumni relations, and annual giving initiatives, and executes fundraising for a comprehensive capital campaign. She also earned the designation of certified fund-raising executive this year.  

Robinett is an advocate for volunteerism and giving back to the community. While in Wayne, she served as the secretary for the Wayne Area Economic Development Board of Directors, and was a member of the Wayne Kiwanis Club, Wayne Young Professionals, and served as a member of two committees within the Wayne Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a board member for the Greater Fremont Development Council, and is a member of the planning committee for the ELCA College & Seminary Advancement Vice President’s Annual Conference.