|Tom Anderson, vice president
for finance and administration at Black Hills State
University, has accepted a position at Wayne State
University in Detroit, Mich., as associate dean for
The BHSU chief financial
officer will be leaving June 9. He came to BHSU in April
of 1996 from Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he
served as a vice president of finance at the all-women's
college since 1993.
Anderson, 56, said the financial package and the
opportunity to become more involved in academic
activities were motivating factors in his decision to
move on. He will have the opportunity to teach at Wayne
State, a campus of more than 35,000 students.
I leave with highly mixed emotions, said
Anderson. I could not have picked a better person
to work with in Tom Flickema (BHSU president). I have the
utmost respect for my colleagues on the administrative
council and tremendous support from managers in the
business division and the people under them. They are
extremely competent and extraordinarily supportive.
|The opportunity at Wayne
State came to Anderson as a result of an acquaintance and
consulting work. Anderson's new boss had worked for
Anderson when he was director of graduate studies
(1976-1981) at the school of business at the State
University of New York (SUNY). Anderson had hired him as
a professor in the management department. His friend
later moved up to become dean of the school of business.
Anderson said their paths parted in the mid 80s and
resumed recently when he had done some consulting work
President Flickema said, I truly regret
seeing Tom move on to Wayne State. His contributions to
this campus can only be described as
invaluable. His insightful handling of campus finance
permitted us to do many things we would not have been
able to do otherwise.
Throughout his professional career Anderson has served
on numerous academic councils, task forces, advisory
committees and budget panels. He has served as a
corporate and private business consultant in several
Anderson has been actively involved in presentations
to local and regional businesses and professional groups
and he has produced a number of published documents.
The BH finance officer earned his bachelor's and
master's degrees from the University of Minnesota in
business administration. He has also completed advanced
graduate business courses and courses in management
research and industrial relations at UM.