2015 News Releases

KU professor reappointed to Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees

Release Date: Apr 22, 2015

TOPEKA – (April 22, 2015) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced the reappointment of Reggie Robinson of Lawrence to the Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees.

 Robinson has served as director of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas since 2014, where he is also a professor. Previously, Robinson was a professor at the Washburn University School of Law and president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. Robinson also previously served in a number of positions in the U.S. Justice Department, including deputy associate attorney general and acting director of the Office for Victims of Crime. Robinson began his service in the Justice Department as a White House Fellow, and was later appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

 Additionally, Robinson served as a member of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and as a member of the board of the Vera Institute of Justice, the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Organization for Victims Assistance.

 Robinson earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas.

 Schmidt reappointed Robinson to a third three-year term on the board, which will expire in June 2018.

 The Sunflower Foundation was formed in 2000 as part of a settlement between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Kansas attorney general and the Kansas insurance commissioner. The foundation supports work to improve the health of Kansans through grant programs, awards and related activities. The nine-member Board of Trustees governs the foundation’s work and oversees the long-term goals of the foundation. Eight of the members are appointed by the attorney general, and one member is appointed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.


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