Pearl "Perky" Fabio-Baskerville Robinson
Aug. 30, 2001
Longtime WMU staff member Pearl "Perky" Fabio-Baskerville Robinson died Aug. 15 in Kalamazoo. She was 71.
Robinson retired in 1986 as director of academic advising in the University's former College of General Studies. She served WMU for 24 years in a variety of positions, including assistant professor, academic counselor and advisor, and assistant to the dean. She held numerous positions with WMU's Black Caucus, including two years as chairperson. Before joining the University, she worked as a teenage and adult program director at YWCAs in Kalamazoo and Des Moines, Iowa, and served a stint in personnel and planning at a local paper company.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from William Penn College, Robinson earned her master's degree from WMU.