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Dustin Anderson Named Associate Provost for Student Success

Dustin Anderson, Associate Professor of English Literature, has been named as Associate Provost for Student Success after a wide search was conducted. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Dustin has served on the Provost’s Leadership Team since 2019 with distinction,” says Carl L. Reiber, Georgia Southern University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “First, in his role as Provost Faculty Fellow, and then as interim Associate Provost, Dustin has been a tremendous leader and advocate for student success. I look forward to working with him to advance the academic mission of the university forward.”

As associate provost, Anderson will supervise all Academic Affairs student success units and departments, including the Office of Advising, Student Athlete Services, the Academic Success Center, First and Second Year Experience, and the Office of Global Engagement.

Anderson began his career at Georgia Southern in 2010 as an assistant professor in the Department of Literature. He earned tenure in 2016 and has served in several administrative capacities at Georgia Southern, including Faculty Senate President immediately following consolidation.

Among his many accomplishments as an administrator, Anderson led the development of the university’s Momentum Approach, designing and supporting university-wide efforts in student retention, progression, and graduation; he co-led the Academic Affairs Inclusive Excellence Action Plan; and he is leading efforts in updating, revising, and developing FYE and CORE Capstone courses.

Anderson is eager to leverage his experiences to advance student success at the university in his new role.

“I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity. There is amazing work being done within Academic Affairs and at the university, and I’m thrilled to support that work and to build pathways for new collaborations across campus.” 

Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman College, and a master’s and Ph.D. in English from Florida State University.

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Last updated: 12/16/2021