DR. WILLIAM FRANKLIN
VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS (CA)

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Dr. William Franklin holds a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development from Stanford University. Dr. Franklin currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He was honored in 2015 with the Wang Family Excellence Award. The award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding administrator who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. While as CSU Dominguez Hills, Dr. Franklin has been instrumental in securing over $20 million dollars in grants to design and implement several student success initiatives for low-income, first generation students. Dr. Franklin is the founder of one of the most successful young males of color initiatives in the nation, called the Male Success Alliance (MSA). Recently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, MSA works with close to 400 middle and high school boys and approximately 100 young men on campus. The accomplishments and longevity of the program were the catalyst for the creation and launch of the system-wide CSU Young Males of Color Consortium in 2017. Dr. Franklin currently serves as the co-founder and Principal Investigator of the 23-campus Consortium.