Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1958; Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley, 1963; Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1972.
Clerk California Supreme Court, 1963-1964. Attorney California Department Finance, 1964-1967. Associate Pettit & Martin, San Francisco, 1967-1971.
Teacher San Francisco Unified School District, 1972-1976. Director Staff Development Project, San Francisco, 1977-1979. Superintendent Reed Union Elementary School District, Tiburon, California, 1979-1982.
Superintendent public instruction State of California, Sacramento, since 1983. Now adjunct professor, department admiral & interdesciplinary studies San Francisco State University, school educated. Member California State Board Education, 1975-1982, past officer, president executive secretary 1982.
Regent University California, since 1983. Trustee California State Colleges and Universities, since 1983.
Member Carnegie Forum on Education, Parent-Teachers Association, Young Men’s Christian Association, National Commission on Children. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1959. Member of the Chamber of Commerce (state education committee), Order of Coif.
Married Nancy Catlin, June 2, 1973. Children: Michael, Carolyn, Steven, Jonathan.