Gustavus Adolphus College Vice President for Enrollment Management Mark Anderson has announced his plans to retire on May 31, 2010. Anderson will serve as Dean of Admission during the 2009-10 academic year while the College commences a national search for his replacement.
“I want to commend Vice President Anderson on his exemplary service to his alma mater and prospective and current students,” said President Jack R. Ohle. “Throughout his career, Mark has truly embodied our core values of community, excellence, faith, justice, and service.”
Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre and speech from Gustavus in 1966 and went on to earn a master of education degree from the University of Minnesota. He returned to Gustavus in 1978 as the assistant dean of students where he helped to develop the College’s Career Counseling Center into a national model.
Anderson later served for 15 years as director of admission and for one year as associate vice president for advancement. In 2006, he was selected to serve as vice president for admission and financial aid, and this past fall, he took on the new title of vice president for enrollment management.
During the course of career he assisted in enrolling 25 classes at Gustavus, or more than half of the living alumni of the College. Anderson also spent many years serving on numerous national scholarship selection committees. He worked with Educational Testing Services in Princeton, N.J., to select national scholarship recipients for companies such as Toyota, Aid Association for Lutherans, and Kraft Foods. He also served on the National Merit Selection Committee in Evanston, Ill., and the ACT Board for the State of Minnesota.
“I’ve looked at my time at Gustavus as my opportunity to serve the Church and the alma mater I love,” Anderson said. “It’s been a great privilege.”
Anderson and his wife, Frani Peterson Anderson ’67, have two children, Joey Anderson ’95 and Lindsey Anderson Carlson ’96.
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