Robb Wilmot is originally from Jamaica but is now a U.S. citizen living in Maryland. He is a husband, father, state employee, entrepreneur, community volunteer, and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) student. In addition to managing the training department of a state office, he has been running his own business since 1999 as a contract educator, consultant, instructional designer, and keynote speaker.
Wilmot holds three degrees from UMUC. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies in 2009, a Master of Distance Education and E-Learning in 2011, and an MBA in 2013. He is completing additional graduate certificates before beginning a doctoral program in 2014. In 2012, Wilmot was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the honor society.
In the summer of 2009, Wilmot and a classmate were featured on the cover of Achiever, UMUC's alumni magazine, and in the spring 2014 issue, he was one of the students interviewed for an article about the challenges of juggling job and family responsibilities while also pursuing a degree.
In the summer of 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Wilmot to a one-year term on the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
In his previous professional life, Wilmot worked as a YMCA director, a job that prepared him for his current role as a volunteer leader for his local scout group. He has also volunteered for many other kinds of organizations, including National Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the Red Cross, and the World Figure Skating Championship. He has devoted significant time and energy to help the university, serving on the UMUC Allies Peer Mentoring Program (2008–2011) and UMUC Provost Search Committee (2013). He was Student Advisory Council Chair in 2012 and 2013 and UMUC University Advisory Council Chair in 2014.
Wilmot, a staunch believer in UMUC's mission, continues to serve in a variety of ways to help the institution and other students.