Steve and Dianne Robinson Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Steve Robinson.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
We want to offer deserving students, preferably minorities, an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in business, especially in marketing. My Auburn education and experience have served me well, and the campus and culture are things we proudly encourage prospective students to explore.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
Dianne and I both received our undergraduate degrees at Auburn. Mine was in marketing. From there, I went to grad school at the Medill School of Journalism and Advertising at Northwestern. I had apprehension about whether I would be adequately prepared for grad school, but Auburn prepared me well. Auburn and Northwestern provided me the educational platform from which to launch my career.

Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
I love all the traditions, the campus, and the culture that leadership, staff, and students create. Great people and culture produce great graduates.

As the retired CMO/EVP for Chick-fil-A, I look back on my time at Auburn with fond memories AND appreciation. I have never had one single regret about attending Auburn University! And best of all, I met my best friend and life partner, Dianne, there and married her four days after we both graduated. It has been an amazing and blessed ride ever since!