Dr. Byron Claud Robinson is a philanthropist and a servant of God, man and country. He is challenged to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
He was born in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, in 1938, and was destined by God to follow in his mother’s footsteps by attending West Indies Training College, which is now known as Northern Caribbean University. In 1967, he married the former Dorothea Daniel, and they are the proud parents of two children who are both attorneys at law.
While still a graduate student at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Robinson was named the recipient of a Jamaica Independence Award in 1964 and a Jamaica Government Scholarship in 1965, along with several other national awards and accolades.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Oral Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral Surgeons, and a Member of several other national and international professional and business organizations. As well, he is the author of several published research papers and has successfully patented a number of biochemical compounds that hold promise in the fight against cancer.
He has been instrumental in building several centers for Spiritual and Educational activities. The most recognized edifice is the Robinson Hall at NCU, located in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. Robinson Hall is the main classroom facility for the University’s daily life.
In 2007 it was voted by students, Faculty and Board of Governors of his Alma mater, Northern Caribbean University to bestow on him the honorary Doctor of Human Letters for his foresight, sagacity, and Christ-like commitment for the betterment of student care and University development for over 35 years.
In bestowing the honorary doctorate, Northern Caribbean University, which has been a recipient of Dr. Robinson’s tireless generosity, presented to him the following written tribute:
“We thank you for your willingness to admire, approve, and adore the best values in all persons, regardless of sex, race or religion. We thank you for the faith that you cultivate the hope you display, and the love you share in this secular world. We thank you for the simplicity, sincerity and service that you offer at home or at work. We thank you for the sacrificial gift of yourself, your talents, and your funds for the well-being of students, friends and strangers. We thank you for the loving kindness and patience you apply to every situation that you encounter along life’s journey. Above all, we thank you for being you.”
When he is not involved in the day-to-day activities of the Foundation, Dr. Robinson may be found actively serving his church in various capacities. He also pursues creative writing and poetry, and is an aficionado of choral music.