SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. John M. Anderson President of Alfred State College

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. 

Dr. 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 services.

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.