Personal information

  • Age 56. Born in 1963.
  • Married to wife, Shenette, since August, 2006.
  • The couple has three adult daughters, Kylie, Savannah and Madison.
  • His first wife, Elizabeth, passed away of breast cancer in 2000.
  • “F” in his first name stands for Fieldon.

Faculty Affiliations

  • Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Affiliate, 2001-present.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Study of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), Faculty Affiliate, 1997-2015.

Current Memberships

  • American Public and Land-Grant University Association (APLU), member (2009-present)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Silver Life member
  • California Conference for Equity and Justice (CCEJ), board member, 2007-2013
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities, member, 2001-present

Past Memberships

  • United Way of Kentucky, Board of Directors, Member, 2004-2005
  • American Council on Education, Member, 2001-2007
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Member, 1994-2002.
  • American Council on Education, Policy Advisory Committee, 2001-2005
  • Association for Institutional Researchers (AIR), member, 1999-2001
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP), member, 1997-1999
  • American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), member, 1996-1999
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), member, 1997-1999
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE), member, 1990-1993

Special Honors and Recognitions

  • California State University President of the Year Award (2011-2012)
  • California State University President of the Year Award (2009-2010)
  • Selected to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame (2016)
  • "Outstanding Alumni Award"  School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison(2002)
  • NAACP Faculty Advisor, LSU and CSULB since 2011.
  • "Champion of Children Award" (2009). Young Horizons Child Development Center. Long Beach, CA
  • "Leadership in Higher Education Award" (2008). National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Long Beach Chapter, Long Beach, CA
  • "Excellence in Higher Education Service Award" (2008). Community Hispanic Association, 12th Annual Nuestra Imagen Awards, Our Image Awards.
  • "Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Dedication to International Human Rights" (2008). Cambodia Town Association. Long Beach, CA
  • “Stephen J. Trachtenberg Award” for Leadership in Higher Education. American Association of University Administrators (2017)
  • “Oxford Blue" Oxford University, Men's Basketball (1990)
  • Selected "All British University Sports Federation,” men's basketball (1990)
  • Selected Team Captain, St. Lawrence University men's basketball team, (1985-86 & 1986-87)