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C. Fred Higgs III

Fred is husband to Terese Higgs of whom he has been married for 16 years and they have three elementary age children, one of whom is currently a Logos Prep student.  As a family, they enjoy cooking/grilling, visiting parks, bicycle riding, building Legos cities, and playing board games.

Fred graduated with a B.S. degree from Tennessee State University in 1995, and received his masters’ and doctoral degrees in 1997 and 2001, respectively, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; all in mechanical engineering.  He then completed a postdoctoral engineering fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003.  He has worked in academia for the past 17 years; 13 years as a mechanical engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the last 4 years as a Rice University Mechanical Engineering Professor in various leadership roles. His wife and he serve on a small group leadership team at their church.

His children have attended Logos Preparatory Academy since 2018. As a parent of a Logos Prep student and a recent addition to the Logos Prep Board, Fred has enjoyed learning about the inherent blessings of the University-Model® school approach by watching his wife serve as the primary co-teacher. He believes that Logos Prep’s approach to blending formal instruction with parental shepherding and instruction is an ideal way to cultivate a robust biblical worldview in one’s children, while inspiring them to positively impact the world for Jesus Christ.