Rob Anderson serves as the vice chancellor for educational access and success at the University System of Georgia. This division provides leadership for system-wide efforts to remove barriers to postsecondary education as well as support student readiness to succeed. His three primary duties are to supply oversight of the university system’s Complete College Georgia initiative, educator preparation, and state science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
Prior to his appointment, Anderson served as executive vice chancellor for administration at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston, West Virginia. He previously served as vice chancellor for policy and planning at the same agency, director of research and planning for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville, Tennessee, and as an administrator and instructor at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina.
Anderson’s scholarly focus has been in the areas of student access and financial aid policy with a particular interest in merit aid programs and their impact on institutional and student outcomes. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Anderson holds degrees from The Citadel (B.A.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation at The University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education. He sits on the boards of the Institute of Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C. and Read Aloud West Virginia.