D. Wayne Robinson, Trident Alumnus and Retired Command Sergeant Major, to Deliver the Commencement Address at Trident University’s 2014 Graduation

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Robinson is a highly decorated Retired Command Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army and a Trident alumnus, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Since his transition to civilian life, Robinson has served in a number of executive roles in the corporate world.

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[D. Wayne Robinson's] life experiences – including being a Trident alumnus – will serve as key motivators to our graduates and their families. - Andy Vaughn, President & CEO of Trident University

D. Wayne Robinson will be the Keynote Speaker at Trident University International’s (Trident) Graduation Ceremony on July 26th, 2014. Robinson is a Trident alumnus, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2010, and has enjoyed a varied and remarkable career. He climbed to the rank of Command Sergeant Major as a member of the U.S. Army and earned an MBA from the prestigious Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago.

“D. Wayne Robinson has had a remarkable career in both military and civilian roles. Through his decorated career in the U.S. Army to his successful transition into the corporate finance world, his influence and guidance have enriched the lives of many. His life experiences – including being a Trident alumnus – will serve as key motivators to our graduates and their families,” says Andy Vaughn, President & CEO of Trident University.

Robinson’s distinguished military career saw him earn more than 39 awards recognizing his professional skills and valuable contributions in multiple units. He has held leadership positions in Artillery, Special Operations, and Recruiting and graduated from every enlisted leadership course offered by the Army. He has been recognized for actions taken during combat including the Order of Saint Barbara, the Glen E. Morrell Medallion, and the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), and has served in more than 12 countries around the world.

Additionally, Robinson was a partner and head of New Business Development at Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners. His financial knowledge and keen ability to communicate with investors played a key part in the rapid growth of the firm during his tenure there.

During his time as an MBA student, Robinson was part of a team that won the Global New Venture Challenge, a top international business competition. He has attended New York University in order to broaden his knowledge of investment banking. Robinson is a graduate of Wall Street Warfighters, a program that helps high-potential veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces transition into finance roles. Robinson also holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as a Black Belt Lean Six Sigma certification.

Robinson is currently the President and CEO of the Student Veterans of America, based in Washington, D.C.

Trident’s 2014 Graduation Ceremony begins at 12:30 pm on Saturday, July 26th at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, CA.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 90% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

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