DepartmentsOnline & Graduate Student Success
Student Success
Biola AffiliationsEmployee
Office LocationSutherland 127

What I Do

As a Student Success Coach my role is to ensure a successful academic experience to every online graduate students from admissions through graduation and every step along the way.


Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and raised in Los Angeles, Frans is one of six children; he has 3 older siblings and 2 younger twin brothers. He is a pastor’s kid who had the blessing of growing up in a Christian home and attending church on a weekly basis. He has the honor to be married to his best friend, Blanca Flores, who he calls "White Flowers." He has two daughters who are the joy of his life, Jubilee and Felicity; they both have middle names after a color, red and one is "red flowers" and the other is "white flowers."

Frans’ parents instilled in him the value of education as an opportunity for a bright future. This led him to complete his Associate's Degree at Cerritos College and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University Los Angeles. He plans to continue his higher education by pursuing a Master's Degree.

Frans’ value for education has led him to an extensive career in academics, specifically in academic support and management, academic systems, processes, and development.

Frans’ Christian background fueled a passion for serving at his local church. He grew up involved in Sunday School ministry, worship ministry, and finally felt called to be involved in youth ministry, where he still serves at his local church. He finds a tremendous pull to give back to his local community through spiritual and academic mentorship.

Frans will be a Success Coach who will joyfully and earnestly do all that he can to provide the proper support to every student in the online and graduate programs.

Interests: Travel, camping, nature, music and theology.

Fun Fact: He has swum with and fed sharks.

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