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 and is the former Associate Vice President of Student Success and Director of the Educational Opportunity Program and TRIO Programs. While at CSU Dominguez Hills, Dr. Franklin has been instrumental in securing close to $20 million dollars in grants to design and implement several student success initiatives for low-income, first generation students. He served as an Associate Professor in Child and Family Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and he served as an Associate Professor of Human Development in the Center of Collaborative Education and Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Dr. Franklin 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. Dr. Franklin was awarded the Outstanding Administrator out of the 23 campuses in the CSU. He was also the recipient of the NIMH Family Research Consortium III Post-Doctoral Fellowship and he served as a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Franklin’s research focuses on risk and resilience in young African-American and Latino adolescents. He specifically examines individual variations in response to risk factors and the antecedents and correlates of healthy outcomes in individuals whose "lifespace" in low-income, urban environments pose heightened risks. For his work in this area, he was the recipient of the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.
Dr. Franklin received his B.A. in Psychology and Masters in Educational Psychology from CSU Northridge. His teaching interests include adolescent development, child development, African-American family, early childhood themes and life cycle issues, African-American and Latino males, adolescent risk and resilience, at-risk youth, juvenile justice, and positive youth development. Dr. Franklin currently spearheads and serves as the Principal Investigator for the California State University Young Males of Color Consortium and is the founder of a highly acclaimed mentoring program for African American and Latino young men called the Male Success Alliance. The project works with nearly 300 middle, high school and college age young men.
The eldest daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Luoluo (pronounced “lō-lō”) Hong is a passionate educator, courageous leader and energetic student advocate who joined the CSU Chancellor’s Office as the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management starting August 1st, 2019. Prior to the CSU, Luoluo served as Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Title IX Coordinator for San Francisco State University from May 2014 to July 2019, and as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiˈi at Hilo from January 2008 to April 2014, where she concurrently took on the role of Acting Athletic Director for one and a half years. She began her career at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge as a health promotion professional (1992-2000). Subsequent senior administrative roles have included Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students at Shepherd College (2000-2002); Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002-2005); and Dean of Student Affairs at the West campus for Arizona State University (2005-2007).
At each campus where she has worked, Luoluo has taught undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and been an affiliated faculty member in a variety of disciplines, including Kinesiology, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Psychology, and Criminal Justice & Criminology. Luoluo was also an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at ASU and was tenured as an Associate Professor in Public Health Leadership & Education in UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy.
Luoluo holds a BA in Psychology from Amherst College, a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research from LSU in Baton Rouge. A nationally-sought after speaker and trainer in the areas of violence prevention, social justice, and leadership, Luoluo has delivered over 3,000 presentations, keynoted over 75 conferences and meetings, and authored several book chapters. Formerly a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health (2000-2008) and recognized as a Fellow by the American College Health Association in 2006, Luoluo is the faculty coordinator for the American College Personnel Association’s Aspiring SSAO Institute and is a member of the Women’s Network Executive Council for the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group. She also completed a term as chair-designee for the Pacific West Athletic Conference from 2011-2013.
An alumna member of the Delta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Luoluo has volunteered with numerous rape crisis centers across the country and with Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce in the East Hawaiˈi Island community. Luoluo is the proud parent of two rambunctious felines: an 11-year old orange tabby named Phoenix and a two-year old flame point Siamese who loosely answers to Daario and believes he is a dog. Luoluo can occasionally be found masquerading as a level 120 human warlock in World of Warcraft.
Dwayne Todd is the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Dean of Students at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he provides executive leadership for a talented team of colleagues working in community service learning, career services, counseling services, health services, multicultural affairs, orientation and new student programs, public safety, residential life, retention initiatives, student involvement, and student conduct processes. Additionally, he serves as OWU’s Title IX Officer. Dr. Todd previously served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Columbus College of Art & Design, where he invested 15 years to build a comprehensive student affairs program for the institution. Dr. Todd also served in various student affairs roles at Texas Christian University and was the Assistant Chairman of the MBA program at Franklin University. His career spans more than 22 years of work as a passionate advocate for student learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and vibrant institutional environments.
Dr. Todd received his BM in Music from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, his MDiv from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and his PhD in Higher Education Administration at The Ohio State University. He has served in a number of leadership roles with ACPA including five years in various Governing Board positions. He currently serves as a President-Elect of the ACPA Foundation and Chair for the ACPA Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers. Dr. Todd is also a Past President of the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA), and is a member of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the Association for College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), and the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).