Robert G. Nelson was appointed Superintendent of Fresno Unified School District in September 2017. Prior to his appointment to superintendent, Dr. Nelson served the district for over 23 years, holding various roles including teacher, vice principal, principal, human resources administrator and chief of staff. Dr. Nelson served as the Chawanakee Unified Superintendent in Eastern Madera County for approximately three years before returning to Fresno Unified School District. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completed his Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision at California State University, Fresno and earned his doctoral degree at USC. Outside of being an educator, Dr. Nelson and his wife Tiffany are parents of seven amazing children ranging in ages from 22 years to 2-year-old twins. Dr. and Mrs. Nelson have always felt a need to support children and have spent a number of years as foster parents, resulting in the adoption of four of their seven children.