VPAA Anderson submits resignation


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Dr. Michael Anderson

Derek Pufahl, Staff Writer

Dr. Michael Anderson has announced his resignation as vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State College, effective June 30, 2016.

President Marysz Rames said in an e-mail sent to WSC faculty members and staff Tuesday morning that Anderson has indicated interest in pursuing other professional opportunities.

“I know we all wish him well in his future endeavors,” Rames said in the email. “I want to thank Dr. Anderson for his dedication to Wayne State College.”

Anderson earned his bachelor’s (1985) and master’s degrees (1993) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as his doctorate degree in administration, curriculum and instruction in 1997.

He has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Clarke College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Lincoln East High School, and began his position as vice president here at WSC in July of 2012.

Anderson told the Norfolk Daily News in 2012, when taking the position, that he was born in Wayne, as were his brother and sister, and that he spent a great deal of his childhood here. His grandparents lived in Wayne for about 50 years.

Rames said in yesterday’s e-mail that the early timing of Anderson’s announcement provides her with the opportunity to conduct a search for someone to take Anderson’s place as vice president for academic affairs.

She said that in the next couple of weeks she intends to work with the leaders of faculty senate to receive nominations for committee members, who will be appointed to a search committee to be involved in the selection process.

Anderson told the Wayne Stater that he did not wish to make a comment about his resignation at this time.