Robinson named student health services directorDr. Brenda Robinson, of Pittsburg, was selected as the director of student health services for the university in June.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Robinson to Pittsburg State University,” said Dr. Steve Erwin, associate vice president for campus life and auxiliary services. “Dr. Robinson brings with her not only a wealth of medical experience, but also a commitment to the welfare of the university and its students.”

As director of student health services, Robinson oversees the Bryant Student Health Center, which receives more than 16,000 student health visits each year.

Robinson, who is an emergency room physician at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from PSU in 1992. A Pittsburg native, she was a member of the first class of the PSU Honors College.

Robinson earned her MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1996 and served a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatric medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1996 until 2000. She is board certified in both areas. Robinson worked in the Mt. Carmel Medical Center emergency room from 2000 until 2005, then at KU, and in the Freeman ER from 2008 until the present.