William Franklin
California State University, Dominguez Hills

William Franklin is vice president for student affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and former associate vice president of student success and director of the Educational Opportunity Program and TRIO programs. While there, Franklin has helped secure nearly $15 million in grants to implement several student success initiatives for low-income, first-generation students. Previously, Franklin was an associate professor of child and family services at California State University, Los Angeles and an associate professor of human development at CSU Monterey Bay. He also lectured at Santa Clara University and Stanford University. Franklin’s research specifically examines the responses to risk factors among individuals who reside in low-income, urban environments that pose heightened risks. He currently spearheads the Male Success Alliance, a mentoring program for African-American and Latino young men. Franklin earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in educational psychology from CSU Northridge and his doctorate in educational psychology at Stanford.