The Robbins's are being honored for their generosity and leadership at WVU. The couple has provided the university with support in many ways over the years.
In May 2011, they announced a $3 million commitment to WVU to establish the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Center for Global Business and Strategy 20/21 within the College of Business and Economics, and the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professorship in Epidemiology, the first endowed position within the emerging School of Public Health. The professorship was eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, making the total impact of the Robbins's most recent commitment $4 million.
Stuart Robbins, a 1965 graduate of WVU, is the former managing director of global equities for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, one of Wall Street’s leading investment banks. He is a former chairman of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors and has served on advisory boards for the College of Business and Economics and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. He is a founding member of the Mountaineer Athletic Club Development Council and is a member of the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Order of Vandalia. He recently received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from WVU.
Joyce Robbins is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh and Pace University. She taught in the Pittsburgh school system before earning her MBA and working as a certified public accountant.
The Robbins's are members of the Woodburn Circle Society, the Foundation’s highest level of giving.