Carroll G. Robinson

District IV

Carroll G. Robinson is an Associate Professor at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) where he has served as Associate Dean of External Affairs.

Professor Robinson is a Co-Principal Investigator of the TSU National Transportation Security Center of Excellence-Petrochemical Transportation Security and is Associate Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) E-Government Center. He is a Vice President of the NAACP Houston Branch, a member of the Worthing High School Principal Advisory Group and a member of the Board of Directors of K9s4Cops and the Board of Trustees of the Houston Firefighter’s Relief and Retirement Fund.

Robinson is a former at-large member of the Houston City Council where he served as Chairman of the city’s Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee and was a member of the City of Houston’s Term Limits Review Commission. He served as a member of the Texas Department of Transportation (Tx-DOT) 2001 Work Group on Transportation Goals and Objectives; is a former Advisory Board Member of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University and is a former member of the Advisory Board of the TSU Center for Transportation Training and Research. Robinson provided testimony to the Texas Governor’s Task Force on Evacuation and Logistics on October 26, 2005 on how to use technology to improve Emergency Preparedness.

Prior to his election to the Houston City Council, Robinson was an Associate Professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and served as Executive Assistant to two Presidents of the University. He has also served as an Adjunct Law Professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he taught Constitutional Structure. Robinson is a past President of the Houston Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and National Bar Association.

Robinson worked in the Texas Legislature as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis. He received his Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in Political Science from Richard Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey and his Juris Doctorate from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Robinson is a Life Member of the NAACP, Omega Psi Phi and the author of numerous legal and public policy articles and commentaries.