Cedric Hackett finished his Master’s in College Counseling: Student Services in spring 2000 at CSUN. He has been a member of NASPA since fall of 1996. Cedric served as a member of the Southern California Professional Development committee for two years (1999-2001), written articles for the NASPA WEST newsletter, was a recipient of the Dorothy Keller New Professional Award in fall 2000, was the recipient of the Mid Level Professional Award in fall 2006, and is the 2008 recipient of the National Mid Level Professional Award. He co-wrote an article on African American Concerns in the February 8, 2006 edition of NASPA NETRESULTS© 2005-2006. He is the former chair of the NASPA Region VI African American Knowledge Community (AAKC), former National Chair of the AAKC, former liaison and mentor for the NASPA Region VI Minority Undergraduate Fellows Program (MUFP) from 2002-2004. Mr. Hackett served as the Web Coordinator for the NASPA Region VI Conference Planning Team in 2005 in Tucson, Arizona. He also served on the 2008 NASPA Region VI Conference Planning Committee as the Program Chair.
Cedric is the founder and former coordinator of the CSUN Advancement to Graduate Education initiative from 1999-2006. The program was picked up by the office of Graduate studies. He coordinated the 18th Annual Statewide CSU Research Competition in 2004 hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies at CSUN. He served on the NASPA Region VI Advisory Board as the Knowledge Community Coordinator (2006-2008).
Still Mr. Hackett has coached basketball and flag football for the Northridge Recreation Center since 2001 and was named the Play Leader of the Year 2004. He coached the All Star flag football team and his kids won the West Valley Regional title for the 12-13 age groups in 2005 and 2007. Cedric is currently working on his Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership at California Lutheran University and is projected to complete his dissertation in 2011. Mr. Hackett also currently works as the Academic Coordinator for Pan African Studies at California State University, Northridge and as a Counseling Faculty member at Santa Monica College, specifically working with student athletes.