James B. Anderson M. Ed. (Higher Education), B.A., M.A.
and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas,
James Anderson graduated from Hot
Springs High School
in 1987. He continued his education in Conway, Arkansas, graduating
with a B.A. in History from Hendrix
College in 1991.
his pursuit of knowledge, Mr. Anderson enrolled at the University
of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 1994 he was awarded a M.A. in History with
a focus on Medieval Europe.
was at this point Mr. Anderson acquired a taste for student services programs.
Beginning his career as an English and History tutor for first year students at
the University of
Arkansas, he soon came to
supervise a study center and the tutoring programs at two locations on campus.
a year working with students at The Arkansas School for Mathematics and
Sciences he returned to Fayetteville,
graduating with a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration in 1998. He began honing his skills as an academic
advisor during this period, serving entry level students in the College of Education and Health Professions.
to Oklahoma in 1998, Mr. Anderson began his
career at OSU-Oklahoma
City. He started as a
part-time academic advisor in the fall of 1998, became the full-time retention
advisor in 1999 and joined the Title III program in 2004. In September of 2008,
as the Title III grant was coming to an end, he continued in the new role of
Coordinator of Retention and Assessment. In September of 2010, he joined with
Academic Effectiveness and Institutional Effectiveness to form Institutional
Grants and Research.
at OSU-Oklahoma City, Mr. Anderson wrote and published
The Retention Plan for Student Services, continued the development of a highly
successful conditional admission program, contributed to the development and
implementation of an award winning campus wide retention plan as well as the
development and implementation of a retention plan for the Human Services
Academic Division, and developed training programs for the Division of Student
Services. He also served as co-chair of the Retention Subcommittee of
Enrollment Management Task Force. He now serves on the Assessment of Student
Learning Committee and as a member of the Assessment Academy Team.
currently resides in Oklahoma City
with his wife, two kids, two dogs, and several fish.