Retirement Reception Set for EH&S Head Donald Robinson

Donald Robinson
Donald Robinson

The campus community is invited to honor Donald A. Robinson, executive director of Environmental Health and Safety, at a retirement reception on Monday, May 15 from 4-6 p.m. at the Marriott Center, 11th Floor, Campus Center. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by May 10 to or call 413/545-1581.

Robinson is leaving the post on June 4 after 42 years. His association with the university goes back even farther, to 1960 when he joined a General Electric/UMass Amherst apprentice program.

In 1975, he began work at UMass Amherst as director of EH&S, which at the time was a seven-person organization based in University Health Services. Today, EH&S includes a staff of 40 and a student EMS group with more than 100 members, all under the vice chancellor for administration and finance.