Robb Wilmot – 2012-14 Student Advisory Council Representative, Stateside

Biography

robb-wilmot Robb Wilmot is originally from Jamaica but is now a U.S. citizen living in Maryland. He is a husband, a father, a state employee, an entrepreneur, a community volunteer, and a University of Maryland University College student. In addition to managing the training department for a government entity, he has been running his own business since 1999 as a contract educator, consultant, instructional designer, and keynote speaker.

Wilmot holds three degrees from UMUC. He graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies and earned a Master of Distance Education and E-Learning in 2011 and a Master of Business Administration in 2013. Currently, Wilmot is completing an additional graduate certificate before embarking on a doctorate degree.

In the summer of 2009, Wilmot and a classmate became the first undergraduate students to be featured on the cover of the UMUC alumni magazine, Achiever. In 2012, Wilmot was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In the summer of 2013, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley appointed Wilmot to a one-year term on the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

In his professional life, Wilmot worked as a YMCA director, a job that prepared him for his current volunteer role as a committee leader for his local scout group. Wilmot has a long history of volunteerism locally, nationally, and internationally, having served as

  • Local committee chair, National Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • Volunteer, Red Cross, throughout the 1980s and 1990s
  • Member, World Figure Skating Championship Organizing Committee, 2003
  • Volunteer, UMUC Allies Mentoring Program, 2008–2011
  • Chair, UMUC Student Advisory Council, 2012 and 2013
  • Member, UMUC Provost Search Committee, 2013
  • Chair, UMUC University Advisory Council, 2014

Wilmot believes in UMUC's mission and continues to serve in a variety of volunteer roles to help the institution and other students.