Albany - The SUNY Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. John
M. Anderson as the next president of Alfred State College. Dr. Anderson’s
appointment is effective March 1, 2008. He will earn a salary of $185,000.
Dr. Anderson has, since 2004,
served as executive vice president and provost at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. In
addition, he has recently served as interim vice president for student life at
the college. Previously, he was vice president for academic affairs at two SUNY
campuses, SUNY Institute of Technology and Alfred State.
“I offer hearty
congratulations to John Anderson on becoming the president of Alfred State
College. Having John Anderson as president of the campus is the key to
unlocking Alfred State’s full potential,” said SUNY Board of Trustees
Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “From academic excellence to athletic achievement, we
look forward to great things from John Anderson, and the students, faculty and staff
of Alfred State College.”
“Dr. Anderson spent 12 years as a member of the administration at Alfred State, from
1991 to 2003, and I am pleased that he has agreed to return,” said Interim
Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark, who nominated Dr. Anderson for the position in
December. “His knowledge and experience with the campus, combined with the
experience and leadership he has developed at Hartwick College over
the last four years, make him an ideal presidential candidate for the campus
and a welcome addition once again to the SUNY System.”
Interim Chancellor Clark
thanked search committee Chairman John Hasper and Alfred State Provost Dr.
Ronald R. Rosati, who has been the Officer in Charge of the campus since June 1, 2007. Dr. Rosati
will now resume his duties as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The
search committee was made up of representatives of the faculty, administration,
students and the college council.
Anderson said, “I am thrilled to be returning to Alfred State, and
would like to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Clark and the search committee
for having the confidence in me to lead this fine institution. It is a
particularly exciting time for the College as it approaches its centennial
celebration. With the strong foundation of excellence that already exists
at Alfred, we are well poised for ongoing success over the next 100 years.”
As executive vice president
and provost at Hartwick College, Dr. Anderson provides leadership and oversight of
the college’s academic schools and departments, which contain more than 1,450
full-time students, and the administration of more than 30 baccalaureate
programs. He also oversees the development and administration of annual
budgets, strategic planning for academic affairs, the development and
implementation of academic regulations, and the recruitment of new faculty.
Prior to this position, Dr.
Anderson also served as vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Institute of
Technology, from 2003 to 2004; provost and vice president for academic affairs
at Alfred State College, from 1999-2003. For the eight years prior, Dr.
Anderson held several positions at Alfred State, including vice president for institutional
advancement, dean of student development, and vice president for student
Between 1975 and 1991, Dr.
Anderson held several teaching and academic posts at Alfred State College, SUNY
Brockport, SUNY Geneseo, and two area high schools. Over the years, he has worked
as a consultant for several entities, including the Middle States Association,
NYS Department of Education and the SUNY Delegation to Turkey.
A true product of the SUNY
System, Dr. Anderson has a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University, an
M.A. in Physics from SUNY Geneseo, a B.A. in Physics from SUNY Brockport, and
an A.S. in Math and Science from Westchester Community
College. He also received post-graduate
education at Harvard University, University at Buffalo, and Alfred University.
Alfred State College is a
public, coeducational, nonsectarian college of approximately 3,200
undergraduates. The College was founded in 1908 and joined the newly organized
State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1948. Located in the scenic
Southern Tier of New York State between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes region, the College is 70 miles south of Rochester and
90 miles southeast of Buffalo.
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system
in the United States, educating more than 427,000 students in 7,669 degree
and certificate programs on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates
opportunity, visit www.suny.edu