John M. Anderson
President Millersville University and
President Alfred State College (SUNY)
John M. Anderson’s career in higher education spans more than four decades….including an established and recognized career as a professor of physics and academic leader (faculty senate chair, convener of the State University of New York – SUNY – governance leaders), supplemented by more than twenty years in a variety of senior-level administrative posts (President, Executive Vice President, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, interim Vice President of Student Services, and Dean of Student Development.
Over his career, Dr. Anderson has been known for his innovative leadership that focused on sustainability, student leadership, financial stabilization, strategic planning, fundraising and student-civic engagement.
For the past five years, Dr. Anderson has served on the faculty of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) New Presidents Academy (NPA) where newly appointed presidents engage in a week-long immersion program to prepare them for entry into the presidency. This mentoring role, along with having the experience of entering two presidencies over ten years, positions him well to serve as a transition coach for new presidents or other senior administrators.
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 post-graduate education at Harvard University.