Mike Robe

Mike Robe

Television Writer-Director-Producer
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Mike Robe is credited with establishing the Professional Advisory Board of the Department of Theatre and Film in the early 1980s. He has served on the board since its creation and is currently serving as chairman. A Kansas native, Robe earned his bachelor's (1966) and master's (1968) degrees in Radio-TV-Film. After graduating from KU, Robe served as a communications officer in the U.S. Air Force. He currently is a writer-director-producer of made-for-television movies. Some of his most recent works include The Junction Boys (2002) and Reversible Errors (2004).

In recognition of his loyalty to the state of Kansas and to KU, then-Governor Bill Graves proclaimed January 27, 1996 as "Mike Robe Day." Robe is a loyal KU alumnus, returning to campus regularly to conduct numerous classes and workshops about his current projects.

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