Robert E. Anderson became president of SHEEO in August 2017. 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.).