Stewart D. Roberson, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Hanover County Public Schools
Stewart D. Roberson, Ed.D., will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters Degree during Randolph-Macon College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 28,
2011. Roberson has been superintendent of schools for Hanover County, Virginia for
16 years. He is one of the longest- serving superintendents in Virginia and the
third longest-serving in Hanover since 1870. In 2000, Roberson was named Virginia
Superintendent of the Year.
Roberson has been a public educator for 35 years, serving as a school superintendent
for the past 21 years. His previous experiences included middle school teacher,
assistant principal, and principal; director of instruction; and assistant superintendent
of finance. Under Roberson’s direction, Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) was
the first school district in Virginia to receive the U.S. Senate Productivity Award
for Continuing Excellence and has received 10 National Blue Ribbon School Awards
by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, all Hanover high schools offer
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and dual enrollment options to their
students. The district enrolls nearly 20,000 students.
Currently, Roberson is a member of the Board of Governors of International Baccalaureate
(IB) and is chairman of the IB Human Resource Committee. He is a member of the Board
of Trustees of AdvancED, the world’s largest accrediting agency and the parent organization
of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2009, he was presented the
AdvancED National Excellence in Education Award. Roberson also serves as co-chair
of the University of Virginia K-12 Advisory Council, a collective of Virginia superintendents
who combine resources for professional development programming. UVA has presented
Roberson with the Raven Award for Public Service. He is also a member of the American
Association of School Administrators.
Roberson is very active in the community, serving as a board member of the Greater
Richmond Chamber of Commerce and immediate past-chairman of the Board of Leadership
Metro Richmond. In addition, he helped form the Patrick County (VA) Education Foundation
with former Governor Gerald Baliles. The foundation supports the educational aspirations
of students and adults in their home county.
A native of Patrick County, Virginia, Roberson earned his bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. He has received professional certifications
from Harvard and Oxford Universities. In addition to his responsibilities as HCPS
superintendent, Roberson is also a professor at UVA and an affiliate faculty member
at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has authored several articles and has delivered
presentations in most states and several international settings.
Roberson is married to Leslie Tooker Roberson and they have two children.
Randolph-Macon College Commencement will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May
28, 2011 at the R-MC Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza on Henry Street. (In the event
of rain, commencement will be held in the Randolph-Macon Brock Recreation Center,
located at 400 N. Center Street, at 10 a.m.) Click on
2011 Commencement for more information on this year’s events and activities.
For media inquiries or more information about R-MC’s 2011 Commencement activities,
please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at (804) 752-7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.