Robin Esau, M.S., CNP

Ms. Robin Esau

Curriculum Vitae


Robin Esau is an instructor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies at Murray State University. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Murray State and earned the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. A member of the Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, she is also involved with local community nonprofits and has served on a number of their governing boards. With an interest in international service, she has developed and led community-service-focused study abroad experiences to Germany, Austria, South Korea, and Jamaica, where program participants served with international NGOs. During her time at Murray State, she has been engaged in many service-learning and civic-engagement campus efforts, including key roles with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Pay it Forward, AmeriCorps, and other grant-funded initiatives. Prior to her work at Murray State, she held leadership positions in children and youth ministries. That work, along her with engagement with a variety of local and global religious organizations, has fueled a strong interest in the area of faith-based philanthropy. 


Bachelor of Integrated Studies/Human Services: Nonprofit Leadership - Murray State University

Master of Science, Human Development and Leadership/International Education Administration - Murray State University

Areas of Specialization

Leadership, Governance, Human Resources, Volunteer Management, Programming, Advocacy, Global Citizenship, and International Service

Contact Information

105C Carr Health Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270-809-3824