Elvira Robinson J.D. ’75 was presented this May with an honorary degree from Gilroy’s Gavilan College. She served on the Gavilan College Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2010. She also served as chairperson of the College’s Latino Advisory Committee from 1989 to 2010. Robinson has been recognized for her service and community involvement numerous times, she was honored with Woman of the Year Awards from the 28th Assembly District (2011), the San Benito County LULAC (2000) and the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission (1994). Active at the national level, Elvira has served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention on many occasions. She served for 11 years as the first Latina Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County. Her community involvement has included serving as the Director for the Women’s Legal Clinic in Gilroy, coordinator of the Bethany Youth Empowerment Center in Gilroy and on the Board of Directors for El Teatro Campesino. An attorney for 35 years, she currently is in criminal private practice.