Invested in Students' Success | Dr. Robert Willhoft
With almost twenty-five years of experience as an engineer and programmer with IBM, Robert Willhoft appreciates the practical nature of a Roberts Wesleyan College education in science and nursing. Since joining the faculty of Roberts in 2003, he has ensured that his Computer Science students received the opportunity to become experts in diverse areas, including programming, networking, and more. He appreciates that Roberts is preparing students with in-demand skills from their first freshmen classes through senior research and internship experiences. Students from a variety of majors enrolled in the introductory Computer Science class this semester will develop apps for Android phones, disassemble and reassemble desktop computers, and learn basic photo and sound editing, along with more traditional computer skills.
Building on this solid foundation, Rob predicts a fabulous future for students at Roberts. He looks forward to students being able to fully utilize state of the art equipment that currently is located in labs that are much too small; and the students, he notes, are already excited for what’s to come.
Why he gives back?
It was this shared enthusiasm for the future, along with Rob’s commitment to the mission of the College, that led him to give to the Legacy 150 Campaign. He looks forward to seeing faculty at Roberts in a facility worthy of their expertise, and to witness students achieving excellence through a Christian education in the fields of science and health care.
“My hope is that every student graduating will have the skills to get and excel at a job in their selected profession.”