Robert E. Anderson


Robert E. Anderson became president of SHEEO in August 2017, now working out of SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Dr. Anderson provides strategic leadership for the association and is an essential member of the broader higher education community and a strong and vehement advocate for public policy that addresses the postsecondary needs of all.

Prior to accepting the appointment at SHEEO, Dr. Anderson served as a vice chancellor at the University System of Georgia, executive vice chancellor for administration at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and as the director of research and planning at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Anderson holds degrees from The Citadel (B.A.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education (Ph.D.).

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Rob Anderson Witness at Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving College Affordability

by Rob Anderson

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Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the House stimulus legislation (“HEROES Act”)

by Annahita Jimmerson

“We applaud House leaders for introducing a federal stimulus bill that recognizes the budgetary challenges confronting states and their higher education systems today. The HEROES Act is sweeping in size and scope. Without an intervention of this size, states will make deep cuts to programs and services, including slashing critical investments in public higher education. These cuts will threaten educational quality, make college less affordable, and only serve to deepen…

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Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus deal:

by Annahita Jimmerson

“We applaud Congressional leaders and Administration officials for working together to reach a bipartisan deal on a federal stimulus package. As higher education works to address the financial fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome partnership and resources from the federal government. This stimulus package provides urgently needed financial assistance and administrative flexibility during this difficult time. The financial shortfalls facing higher education, however, will far exceed the funding…

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