Former U.S. Senator Robb to Join Mason Faculty

Posted: April 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Charles S. Robb, former governor of Virginia and a two-term U.S. senator, will join the university’s faculty this fall as Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy.

President Alan Merten welcomed the appointment. “Very few people in the country have the depth and breadth of policy experience that Chuck Robb will bring to the classroom. Because he has served both as governor and senator, he possesses a unique perspective on the issues that affect the relationship between state and national government. Our students are lucky to have the opportunity to learn from his experience, and we are very proud to be able to offer them access to such a valuable resource.”

Robb receives a part-time joint appointment to the School of Law and School of Public Policy. His courses will concentrate on national security matters, state/federal relations, anti-discrimination policy in the public and private sectors, and budget and fiscal policy.

Robb was an active duty Marine Corps officer before and during the Vietnam War. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and served as law clerk for federal Judge John Butzner of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1978 to 1982, governor from 1982 to 1986, and U.S. senator from 1989 to 2001.

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