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Thomas B. Robinson

Retired Managing Partner of Black & Veatch
1982 DESA Recipient
Primary office:



  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1939

Tom Robinson was honored for serving the engineering profession with distinction and excellence. He was managing partner of Black & Veatch and chairman of the board of Black & Veatch International. He served in the U.S. Army Civil Engineering Corps during World War II. He was first the chairman of the KU School of Engineering Advisory Board, as well as president of the American Consulting Engineers Council and he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times