Felton Williams

Felton C. Williams has served three term as President, Long Beach Unified School District‘s Board of Education.  Dr. Williams held administrative positions at: California State Universities, Long Beach and Dominguez Hills, Sacramento and Long Beach City Colleges, serving as: Asst. to Assoc. Dean of Instructional Services (CSULB); Asst. to the President and Affirmative Action Officer (CSUDH): Dean of Counseling Services (Sacramento City College) and Dean of Business and Social Science (Long Beach City College), prior to his retirement in 2007.  Dr. Williams received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Higher Education from Claremont Graduate University, where he studied under the direction of Peter F. Drucker.  He received his MBA and BA in Business Administration at CSU, Long Beach, and his A.A. in Secretarial Science at L.A. Harbor College. Dr. Williams assisted in the in the design and implementation of the first computer assisted registration program, (CAR), and the graduate program in Public Policy and Administration. Dr. Williams served as a member of the U.S. Army as Secretary to the Brigade Commander in Europe and received an honorable discharge. He has two children, Sonia and Felton, Jr., and two granddaughters, Kiara Williams and Kianna Peppers.
Administrative Assignments Highlights

  • Associate Director, Learning Assistance Center, CSU, Dominguez Hills
  • Affirmative Action Officer, Assistant to the President, CSU, Dominguez Hills
  • Administrative Assistant, Center for Public Policy and Administration, CSU, Long Beach

Classroom Teaching

  • “Management Theory” (CSUDH)
  • “Human Resources Management” (CSUDH)
  • “Career and Personal Explorations” (CSULB)
  • “Business Administration” (LBCC)

Professional Service

  • President Elect, Council of the Great City Schools (2015)
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Council of the Great City Schools (2014)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Council of  the Great City Schools (2004-Present)

 Public Service

  • President, Board of Education, Long Beach Unified School District (2008:2010;2011; 2015)
  • Vice President, Joint Use Committee, City of Long Beach and Long Beach Unified School District (2010)
  • Chair, Social Responsibilities Committee, St. Mary Hospital Foundation (2010)
  • Board of Directors, International City Theater (2013-Present)
  • Commissioner, Community Development Advisory Commission, City of Long Beach (2002-05)
  • Member, Ethics Committee, City of Long Beach (Appointed by Council member Bonnie Lowenthal)
  • Vice President, Administration, Leadership Long Beach (2001-02)
  • Board member, Alumni Assoc., California State University, L.B., Chair, Program Committee
  • Board member, California State University, L.B., College of Business Administration
  • Chair, Region I NAACP (9 Western States)


  • Recipient,” Humanitarian Award,” California Conference for Equality and Justice, (2014
  • Nominated, Richard R. Green Award, (2009), Council of the Great City Schools
  • Recipient, Alpha kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2001 Pearl Award, Outstanding Work & Service in Education
  • Elected Membership, “Who’s Who in American Education” (1995)
  •  Elected Membership, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America,” National (1992)
  • Elected Membership, “Who’s Who Among Black Americans,“  National (1980)
  • Cited, California State University Stateline, “Alumni on the Move,” (1989)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, “ Los Angeles Harbor College ,” (1989)
  • Resolution for ”Outstanding Contributions to the Community,” California State Assembly (1980)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College, “Amicus Collegi” Friends of the College Award (1980)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College, “Outstanding Alumnus Honors, (1980)