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Dr. Frank Felix
Director of External Relations

Dr. Frank Felix received his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and Elementary Education, his M.A. in Political Science, and his Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Felix is currently serving as Independent Council for the San Francisco Public School System and continues to work with at-risk youth in identifying self-worth and meaning in their heritage.

From January of 1999 to September of 2000, Dr. Felix was the Executive Director of The Foundation
For Integrative Medicine (the Andrew Weil Foundation). During his time with that Foundation, Frank successfully identified and developed major donor prospects, established a national grassroots network of individuals, business, industry public policy leaders and academia that was organized to impact state and national health care debates. Dr. Felix also developed a national strategic plan to bring about a systemic change in the way medicine is taught. He was also successful in obtaining major federal funding from the U.S. Congress through a direct lined-item funding during mark-up of the Health Education and Labors Appropriations Subcommittees of House and Senate conferees.

From 1991 to 1998 Dr. Felix was the Director of Scholarship Development at the University of Arizona and from 1986 to 1991 served as the Director of Development for the Colleges of Architecture, Education, Law and the Udall Center for the Studies in Public Policy. During these years, Dr. Felix was responsible for managing and creating over 170 million dollars in donations. His ability to perceive and communicate with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies makes him an important part of the Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation.

Frank is both a mariachi musician and served as a State Senator on the Arizona State Senate from 1973–1979.