Dr. Fred Bonner To Receive Distinguished Service Award

On Tuesday, March 19th, Dr. Fred Bonner II, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Student Affairs at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference.

The award is presented in recognition of outstanding contribution to the profession over an extended period of time. Nominees must uphold outstanding service to an institution of higher education in NASPA, and to NASPA at the state, regional, or national level. Nominees must also make significant contribution to the field of student affairs, succeed in implementation of model innovations in the field of student affairs, and have an exemplary record of service as a mentor for students and for professionals.

Dr. Bonner was appointed Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in January 2012. He previously served as Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Department and Associate Dean of Faculties at Texas A&M University-College Station. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Texas, an M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and College Teaching from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Currently, Dr. Bonner is an assistant editor for the National Association of Student Affairs Professional Journal.

In addition, Dr. Bonner has been presented with numerous awards including the American Association for Higher Education Black Caucus Dissertation Award and the Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundation’s Dissertation of the Year Award from the University of Arkansas College of Education. In 2010, he was awarded the 2010 Extraordinary Service Award from the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development, and the 2010 Faculty Member of the Year, Texas A&M University Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Cohort. In addition, Dr. Bonner served as co-editor and contributor of Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs published by Stylus Publishing in December 2011, and authored the book Academically Gifted African-American Male College Students published by Praeger Publishers, released in May 2010.

Learn more about Dr. Bonner by visiting his faculty profile page.