First president of Jacksonville University. Visionary who administered transition of Jacksonville Junior College to Jacksonville University. Convinced Dr. Frances Kinne to cancel plans to move to San Diego and become professor at JU. Awarded 4 Purple Hearts, 1 Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars and named to the French Legion for his actions in WWII. Former President of California State University Los Angeles and author of 12 books, one of which was selected as 1 of 50 best books on WWII.