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Sue Robinson

Director of Communication and Public Relations


(804) 828-0129
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 314-H


  • M.L.S. (Master’s Liberal Studies) Communications, University of Richmond
  • B.S. Political Science and Mass Communications, Emory and Henry College
  • Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing, Institute of Philanthropy, University of Richmond
  • Certificate, Development and Fundraising, Institute of Philanthropy, University of Richmond
  • Graduate study, Mass Communications, VCU

Previous Professional Experience

  • Director, Community Programs and Special Projects, Jepson School of Leadership Studies University of Richmond, 2002-2011
  • Project owner/manager, ConnectNetwork, (Richmond, Southside, Rappahannock), 2000-2009
  • Coordinator, Jepson Leadership Forum, University of Richmond, 1998-2002
  • Capitol News Bureau Chief, Richmond, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and Roanoke Times, 1995-1998
  • Editor, STYLE Weekly, 1992-1995


  • Best in Show, New Building Website, American Library Association's PR Exchange Awards program, 2014
  • Best in Show, VCU Libraries Momentum report, The Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) annual conference, 2014
  • Best Campaign Materials, VCU Libraries Moving Forward, ALADN annual conference, 2014
  • Best Collection Materials, VCU Libraries Your Compass, ALADN annual conference, 2014
  • Award of Merit, brochure series featuring Friends of the Library membership, events and services and collection at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 2014 Virginia Public Relations Society Awards, 2014
  • Award of Merit, VCU Libraries e-newsletter, 2014 Virginia Public Relations Society Awards, 2014

Selected Presentations and Publications

Selected University Service

  • VCU Communicators Leadership Roundtable
  • VCU Communicators Network
  • VCU Social Media Managers
  • Search Committee Chair, Development and Alumni Relations, 2014

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • Web Redesign Task Force
  • Faculty Survey Committee, 2014-15
  • Director of Development and Major Gifts search committee, 2015

Professional Organizations

  • Public Relations Society of America, Richmond chapter
  • Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals

Community Activities

  • C3 Creative Change Awards Committee, 2015
  • Richmond History Center’s History Maker Project Selection Committee
  • Leadership Metro Richmond
    • Member Programs Committee, 2011-2014
    • Communications Committee, 2010-2011
    • Board of Directors, 1999-2007
  • Chair, Social Media for Social Change Conference, University of Richmond, 2010
  • New Media and Change Community Meeting, 2010
  • Virginia Leadership Association, founding member, 2003; Chair, 2009
  • LEAD VIRGINIA, member, founding steering committee, 2002-2007
  • Chair, Nonprofit Media Relations workshop, 2004
  • Chair, Virginia Press Women Inc., fall conference, 2002
  • Summit on Homelessness, presentation of research and experts panel, 2003
  • Film Series on leadership and social change, 2002
  • Virginia Women’s Leadership Project, steering committee, 2002
  • Chair, Philanthropy Post 9/11 community meeting, 2001
  • Chair, YouthLead conference, 2001
  • Administrator, YouthLead, pilot program for at-risk middle school students
  • Summit on Youth Leadership, conference and follow-up projects, 2000

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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