Honoring the King of Kindness: Walter Robinson

UC Davis is once again encouraging random acts of kindness in memory of Walter A. Robinson, the retired head of Enrollment Management known as the “Random Acts of Kindness King.”

Walter A. Robinson portrait
Walter A. Robinson

Robinson died June 9, 2019, of heart failure, about eight months after retiring as an associate vice chancellor. Given that his death occurred around the end of the academic year, UC Davis decided to hold its memorial celebration in the fall of 2019, when more people would be back on campus.

In the interim, his colleagues organized the first “Random Acts of Kindness” event around Juneteenth.

This year’s event, titled the Walter Robinson Week of Random Acts of Kindness and Intentional Acts of Equity, started June 9 and continues to Juneteenth (June 19).

Organizers offered a few ideas to support equity at UC Davis:

Additional resources can be found on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

SHARE YOUR ACTIONS on social media using the hashtags #RobinsonRAK, #RobinsonIAE or #RobinsonEquity.

The organizers also suggested contributions to the following scholarships and programs:

Finally, a few ideas to support equity on a national level:

Media Resources

Dateline Staff: Dave Jones, editor, 530-752-6556, dateline@ucdavis.edu; Cody Kitaura, News and Media Relations specialist, 530-752-1932, kitaura@ucdavis.edu.

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