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Robert E. Anderson

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PhD, 2014
President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)

Rob Anderson became the president of the State Higher Education Executive Officer’s Association (SHEEO) in 2017. Previously he served as interim chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Georgia. As a senior leader at USG, he addressed academic program approval, college completion initiatives, distance education, new delivery models, K-12 policy, teacher education, and grants administration and evaluation. While at USG, he restructured the system’s learning support paradigm, which resulted in significant completion gains within credit-bearing gateway courses.

Previous to his role at USG, Anderson served the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for seven years as vice chancellor for policy and planning and executive vice chancellor for administration. In these positions, he directed academic affairs, fiscal affairs, legal affairs, financial aid and WVNET, the state’s computing infrastructure unit, for both the 10 college four-year system and the 10 college community college system. During his tenure, he acquired and managed competitive grants totaling more than $20 million that were funded by organizations including the Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Complete College America, as well as a federal GEAR UP grant. Each of these grants was targeted at improving college access and completion.

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Events featuring Robert E. Anderson
Meigs Hall, 101

Please join us for an Education Policy Seminar by Dr. Rob Anderson (PhD, 2014) who serves as President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).

Dr. Anderson will present on three of SHEEO’s current initiatives. (1) Accountability. SHEEO has become a leading national voice in policy deliberations related postsecondary education…

News Featuring Robert E. Anderson

On Friday, March 6, President of SHEEO Rob Anderson spoke at IHE on the role and strategic directions of SHEEO. 

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