Gerardo M. Gonzalez is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Indiana University School of Education. From July 2000 until June 2015, Gonzalez directed administrative and budgetary activities for the School on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses and provided academic oversight to the six regional campuses of IU. From 1990 to 2000, he served as Professor and Chair of Counselor Education, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, and Interim Dean of the College of Education at Florida. From 1977 to 1986, he was Director of the UF Campus Alcohol and Drug Resource Center and Assistant Dean for Student Services. A recognized expert on alcohol and drug education, Gonzalez founded Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students (BACCHUS), the nation’s largest peer-based collegiate organization for the prevention of alcohol abuse. He has addressed national and international groups and published scholarly works on the Cuban-American experience and Hispanic educational concerns. He has long been a noted and fearless education activist, often speaking to local and global audiences about his journey and the profound difference education can make to individuals and society.