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Dr. Robin Hickerson named LEADER OF THE YEAR

Leadership Texarkana celebrated local excellence in community leadership at their 15th annual Lunch with Leaders at Texarkana Texas Convention Center, with the awarding of the organization’s Leader of The Year Award to Dr. Robin Hickerson!

Texarkana is filled with many dedicated citizens who volunteer their time, while Robin goes above and beyond that by taking leadership roles in the many organizations in which she has served.  Fellow citizens describe Robin as exceptionally loyal, passionate, and professional in all that she does–an excellent communicator who works with others to get to the root of issues and find real solutions. 

Dr. Hickerson has had an esteemed career educating with over three decades of experience – as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent, serving in both the Texarkana Texas Independent School District and Texarkana Arkansas School District, with countless lives having been improved through our honoree’s investment in them.  Robin has received the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her work. 

Over the years, Robin Hickerson has held multiple leadership positions, including:

  • Executive Committee for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Economic Development          
  • President of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club
  • Leadership Texarkana board member
  • Chair (with husband David) of the United Way Campaign
  • Founding board member of the Farmers Bank & Trust Live United Bowl
  • Pitch It Texarkana Committee member
  • Member of the administrative board of First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR

Robin is currently continuing the educational journey as the Director of Institutional Advancement at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, as well as serving Chairman of the Texarkana Airport Authority Board.

The Leader Of The Year Award is the highest award given by Leadership Texarkana annually, to honor outstanding alumni of the Leadership Texarkana program; it is given in memory of Idalee Raffaelli Hawkins who set a lasting and inspirational example for her willingness to serve our community.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBIN HICKERSON! and THANKS for the many ways you step up and lead the way, working together with others in pursuit of our community’s best future!

STAY TUNED in the coming weeks as we celebrate ALL the exemplary community leaders honored in the name of Wilbur Smith at the 2024 Lunch with Leaders!

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Pictured: Mayor Allen Brown, Kyndel Griffith, Brooke Marshall, Dr. Robin Hickerson, Dr. Matt Young, Amy Tankersley, Mayor Bob Bruggeman

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