Carolyn Anderson

Associate Professor, Interim Director CCLDP
Office Location: 
Banneker 200

Dr. Carolyn Hull Anderson is a seasoned academic leader, with career experiences in teaching as well as mid level and executive administration in the community college. She began service in September 2002 as Executive Vice President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, Ohio, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the institution, with direct oversight for Human Resources, Enrollment Management and Student Development, Strategic Planning, Capital Planning, Information Technology Services, Facilities, Public Safety, and the Early Learning Center. In 2009, she was elected Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, an alliance of 15 colleges and universities in the Greater Cincinnati area dedicated to inter-institutional cooperation.

Dr. Anderson is also President of the National Council on Black American Affairs, a council of the American Association of Community Colleges, the foremost advocate for the academic and professional development of Black Americans in community colleges. This organization emphasizes access and excellence for students and the preparation of colleagues for service at all levels of leadership in community colleges, especially in a time where being good is not nearly enough.

Before going to Cincinnati State, Dr. Anderson was the founding Dean of the Academic Services Division at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York. At Broome, she was in charge of administration, planning, budget development, supervision, and evaluation of the Academic Services Division. She spearheaded the College's Conversation Series for communicating with students and served on the College's Guidance Team for Retention and Student Success.

She also served as Director of the Academic Development Program at Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1995-99 and as that school's Chair of the Department of English, Speech, Foreign Languages, Art, and Music. Prior to this, she served in other administrative positions and for many years was an English faculty member. While serving as Director of Academic Development at Baltimore City, Dr. Anderson provided college-wide training for continuous quality improvement and led the efforts to promote collaborative relations between academic and administrative units at the college to advance student success.

Dr. Anderson believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to fulfill his or her life's purpose, and we, as a community, are responsible to do whatever we can to make that happen. Her educational philosophy involves the practice of educating the whole person. It underscores the responsibility of the entire college community to embrace excellence and to acknowledge the value in diversity.

Dr. Anderson completed a bachelor's degree in English, with honors, from Morgan State University and earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Reading from The Johns Hopkins University. As a Kellogg Fellow, she completed a Doctor of Education degree in Community College Leadership from North Carolina State University.

As she sees it, her greatest asset is her family. She is the mother of two sons and daughters-in-law and the proud grandmother of four of our future leaders.