Educator, adminstrator. Born– Houston County, November 12, 1930. Parents– Melvin Durward and Ramona Bernice (Robinson) Long. Married– Estrella Nina Celorio, February 11, 1953. Children– Three. Education– Troy State University, B.S., 1953; Auburn University, M.A., 1956; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1959. Employed as history professor and assistant to the dean of the graduate school, 1965-1967; assistant vice chancellor, University of Wisconsin and administrative intern for the American Council on Education, 1967-1968; history professor, vice chancellor, and chancellor, University of Wisconsin Center System, 1968-1971; executive director of the select committee to develop the California Master Plan for Higher Education and associate director of the California Coordinating Council for Higher Education, 1971-1973; vice president, University of California at Berkeley, 1973-1975; professor of history and administrator, University of Hawaii, 1975-1981; University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1981-83; Scholar in Residence, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1984; President, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Ill., 1984-91; Vice-President for Strategic Planning, Illinois Board of Regents, 199-92; Vice President, Finance and
Administration, Fashion Institute of Technology, 1993-96; visiting Professor, University of Florida, 1991-92. Author of man articles in professional journals. Member American Association of State Universities and Colleges.  Awarded the status of president emeritus at Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois at Springfield), 1991.  Died May 31, 2008.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; obituary


Protest!; Student Activism in America. New York; Morrow, 1969.