AIU alumna Robinne Alexander, who earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizational Psychology & Development from AIU in 2010 and her MBA in International Business in 2013, has been working since 2005 in the not-for-profit sector, where her mission has been to help those in need. Starting off in Atlanta, she was a personal assistant to Cee Cee Michaela (from the hit sitcom show on BET/CW Network, “Girlfriends”). Later, she started a non-profit called Godzgirl Network Inc. that focuses on abstinence from sex, drugs and alcohol.
In 2008, after relocating back home to Texas, she started a 501(c)(3) called America’s Born 2 Lead Network Inc. The focus of the network is to teach life-skills lessons to youth and young adults.
In July 2012, she was given the opportunity by Gene Strahan, father of former New York Giant DE Michael Strahan, to be the Executive Director of their family’s foundation, Strahan Global Outreach Inc. The foundation’s goal is to continue the families’ humanitarian efforts in the U.S. as America’s No. 1 not-for-profit furnishings warehouse for families in need.
Robinne has also done business symposiums for the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Weed and Seed” community programs and financial literacy courses for Habitat for Humanity. Her projects have been supported by Fortune 100 and 500 companies such as Capital One Bank, Wells Fargo, HEB Grocery Store, Coca Cola, Jason’s Deli, Beaumont Housing Authority and AT&T.
Robinne also has worked with these major sponsors: Valero, Motiva, LULAC, NAACP, GodzGirl Network, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo Soldier National Museum, Be The Change Inc., Service Nation Coalition, Ben’s Kids, Dell, ING, Brinker Security Systems and Anheuser Busch.
“I chose AIU because they were accredited, plus the staff made applying for the school stress free and easy,” Robinne says. “Right before I started at AIU, I realized that I had the horrible character trait of not finishing things for whatever reason. Now I’ve learned to never quit something that promises a reward at the end and to learn which battles are worth fighting for. And finishing my education was a fight that I agreed to contend for.”
Robinne's Personal Philosophy
“The love of people and the joy that I get out of helping and contributing to an organization’s success was passed down from my mom and dad,” she says. “Serving people is what I do best. For example, some people are good with playing basketball. Well, I’m good at raising awareness about how kids playing sports helps to decrease issues with juvenile diabetes -- and then raising money to purchase the basketballs and materials the kids need to succeed! Hopefully my life can make enough of an impact on our world that my example will inspire and blaze new trails for those who are genuinely fulfilled by living a life of service.”
Recorded Spring 2013