Dr. Sam Robinson, Chief of Finances and Operations for Enid Public Schools, was recognized by the Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials (OkASBO) as the 2023 School Business Official of the Year.
Previous winners of the award selected Robinson from multiple applications and recommended him to the OkASBO board for recognition.
OkASBO recognizes an individual at their annual state-wide conference that exemplifies commitment to public education and their community. Criteria includes outstanding service in their community and maximizing all efforts into students, teachers, and classrooms.
Cindy Shiever, EPS Business Office Manager, nominated Robinson for his depth of knowledge and vision for the district.
“Dr. Robinson’s leadership skills, coupled with his calm, faithful and reliable personality, serves him well,” said Shiever. “His ability to work with people has garnered him great respect from the people he works with as well as his fellow colleagues, Board of Education, and patrons throughout the district.”
Since taking on the CFO/COO position in 2018, Robinson has overseen the management of more than $42 million in bond projects and construction and has been an active member in the Enid community since 2016 when he accepted the position of Longfellow Middle School principal.
“I am honored to be recognized by OkASBO,” said Robinson. “I would not be in this position without the amazing work and collaboration done in the EPS business office every day. My team is supportive and hard-working and I am so thankful for them! Thank you to OkASBO for this opportunity!”
OkASBO is the premier resource on business practices and policies for Oklahoma’s public education community. OkASBO is a nonprofit statewide professional association, and is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in all aspects of school business.