EPSY Counseling Professor Robert Colbert Passes

It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. Robert Colbert passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12.  Dr. Colbert joined UConn in 2001 and was head of the EPSY Department Counseling program. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. His research expertise and interests focused on alleviating disparities in public schools based on race and include, the study of microaggressions, discipline sanctions, school counselor role in facilitating positive student racial identity development, and college and career readiness in urban schools. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Amherst College Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, Amherst, MA 01002.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to erik.hines@uconn.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. If you would like to donate food for the celebration, please indicate this in your RSVP message.

Monetary donations may be made to the Neag School of Education Dean’s Fund in Robert Colbert’s honor. Contributions will go toward supporting students of color in the school counseling program. If making a donation, please specify that you are giving in honor of Robert Colbert in the “Additional Instructions about my Donations” section.

For more information, contact: Erik Hines at erik.hines@uconn.edu