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Albert Robinson receives Leadership Award


Williamsburg, Ky. – World renowned columnist and political analyst Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to a crowded auditorium of over 3,000 University of the Cumberlands (UC) students, staff, and faculty, as well as friends from across the state of Kentucky, during the University’s annual Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership event on Tuesday, April 9th. Held in the O. Wayne Rollins Center, located on the UC campus, Krauthammer’s speech, “Ethical Leadership,” focused on the various ethical issues that the country is currently facing.

The Center, that sponsors internationally renowned speakers recognized for their character and leadership, provides a keynote speaker yearly at UC to help raise the visibility of the University’s values.

At this year’s program UC honored six individuals who have been instrumental in demonstrating an excellence to their community and nation and for serving as a role model to others by taking active steps to pursue noble goals and high ethical standards.

Albert Robinson was one of the honored guests to receive the Ethical Leadership Award.

Senator Robinson began his career in the Kentucky Assembly as a state representative where he served from 1972 until 1984, and again from 1987 to 1988. He was first elected to serve in the State Senate from 1994 to 2004, then again from 2013 to present. He represents the 21st District comprised of Estill, Jackson, Laurel, Menifee, and Powell counties.

He is a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee, the State and Local Government Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Robinson also is a self employed real estate broker, auctioneer, farmer and founder of the Robinson Sausage Company.

He is a member of the Pentecostal Church and a 33rd degree Mason. He is also a graduate of UC as a non-traditional student.

Currently, he lives in the community of Viva, in Laurel County, with his wife Lucille. They have three children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.