May 23, 2011
Dr. Joan Robbins (right) and her daughter, Lindsay Grise, P.E., J.D. were hooded within hours of each other. With five Kansas University degrees between them, Robbins and Grise are a mother-daughter dream team. Robbins earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership, she also has a Masters in Education and a Bachelors in Education from KU. She is currently the Director of Special Services for the De Soto USD 232 School District. Grise earned her Mechanical Engineering degree from KU in 2003. After working at Black & Veatch for five years designing power plants, she left engineering to attend KU Law. She is now a Environmental and Construction attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon law firm in Kansas City.