Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) Announces the Passing of President William B. Robinson, Jr.

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) Announces the Passing of President William B. Robinson, Jr.

Media, PA : It is with profound sadness that Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) announces the passing of William B. Robinson, Jr., 10th President of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Mr. Robinson was hospitalized with complications related to COVID-19 in late November before succumbing on January 11, 2021.

President Robinson has been an integral part of the P.I.T. family for over 50 years, initially as a member of the graduating class of 1969, Will went on to serve the college as an Instructor, Trustee (and later Board Chair), before beginning his Presidency in 2017. Said Thomas E. McDuffie, Ed. D., Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, “We will all miss this special man, P.I.T.’s leader, and everyone’s friend. He will be remembered as a folksy philosopher, an insightful educator, a comedian, and an athlete. We are all richer because he shared his life and hopes and dreams with us.” Will’s leadership has led to unprecedented growth of the college and the introduction of academic programs that will have a lasting legacy on a generation of future P.I.T. graduates.

The P.I.T. community deeply mourns the loss of President Robinson and wish to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to his surviving children, grandchildren, family, and friends as we will cherish his memory and impact.

The college will keep stakeholders updated as information regarding arrangements becomes available.

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, in Media, PA, is a Middle-States accredited, independent, non-profit, two-year college offering associate degrees in healthcare, cannabis studies, behavioral health, practical nursing, psychology and physical therapy assistant. The college has been a celebrated provider of exceptional education serving the Delaware County and Philadelphia Regions for over nearly 70 years. P.I.T. is a smaller, more personal alternative to community college for transfer students and students who are pursuing a specialized certificate program.

P.I.T. has strong transfer agreements with larger universities in the area that allow students to transfer smoothly into bachelor degree programs.

For enrollment information, please contact Laura Blomgren, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at 610-892-1536.