Profile: Warren R. Anderson, Ed.D.
Warren R. Anderson, Ed.D., has been named Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, following a national search to fill the newly created position.
Anderson, who joined HACC in July 2016, is responsible for the direction, leadership and oversight of the college’s strategic vision around inclusion and all aspects of diversity. He will work closely with HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., to provide leadership and strategic planning in implementing HACC’s commitment to a college-wide environment of collegiality, access, inclusiveness, respect and cultural competence.
Prior to his arrival at HACC, Anderson served as associate provost for student success at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. In this role, he worked to ensure overall student success in the areas of retention, graduation and engagement. His earlier professional experience includes serving as assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion at Clarkson University; assistant vice president for student affairs at East Stroudsburg University; and director of student access and support for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Anderson is most proud of his work in the area of access to higher education for minorities. In Philadelphia, he worked as a member of a team dedicated to developing a college-going culture within the School District of Philadelphia. Anderson hopes to have a significant impact on the culture of HACC, as well as the greater Capitol Region, and to develop systems that will make the learning environment as transformative as possible.
A native of Philadelphia, Anderson earned a doctorate of education in higher education from Widener University; a master’s degree in education from Eastern University; and a bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University.