Robin Carter-Cooper currently serves as Oakland County’s first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
Robin’s diverse background provides a lens of equity that intersects with multiple perspectives and identities. Her experience in cultivate welcoming, diverse, and inclusive cultures throughout all aspects of organizations and institutions have provided her with the ability to lead teams to elevate inclusiveness and implement best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Most recently, Carter-Cooper served as the executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Rochester Community Schools. Previously, she was a medical careers foundations teacher and work-based learning coordinator for Genesee Early College in Flint, as well as program director and lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies and supporting National Aids Education Services for Minorities.
Carter-Cooper has developed and facilitated various social justice topics as well as presented at several conferences such as the Facing Race National Conference, National Education Association Center for Social Justice and Human Rights (NEA), as well as local organizations like Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Infused 365. She is also a member of the Oakland County Council for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice and has been recently invited to be a part of the Oakland University, School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Initiative to Eradicate Racism (IER) Advisory Committee.
Carter-Cooper, a Flint native and Genesee County resident, received her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University, graduate degree from Central Michigan University and her education specialist from Oakland University. She was honored in 2019 by Crain’s Detroit Business as a member of its “Most Notable Women in Education Leadership.”