Dr. Bernard Anderson serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, and is a key champion of student well-being, support, and success. In his role, he supports and advances the strategic vision of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and he leads a dynamic and talented team of professionals focused on enhancing the student experience at UW Tacoma. His portfolio of responsibility includes Residence Life, Center for Student Involvement (ASUWT, Service and Leadership, Student Publications, Student Activities Board, and Registered Student Organizations), Student Conduct, CARE Team, Student Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Advocacy and Support, Student Health Services, and Disability Resources for Students.
Prior to his arrival at UWT, he held senior administrative roles at a number of institutions, including University of California, San Diego, California Polytechnic State University, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of New Orleans. Additionally, he previously held affiliate faculty roles in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies at Kennesaw State University, as well as the graduate program in the Department of Educational Leadership at Mercer University.
His research interests are focused on conflict management systems design in higher education, issues of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia, governance issues in higher education, and exploration of issues impacting job satisfaction of student affairs professionals.