College & Community Relations

Dr. Geri Anderson joins Aims Community College as Special Assistant to President Liddell for External Affairs

Submitted on: 12-03-2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Geri Anderson, a life long educator, has joined the Aims Community as Special Assistant to President Liddell for External Affairs.  In this role, she will closely monitor all legislative and policy matters; which may have implications for Aims Community College at the state and federal level.

Prior to stepping into her role at Aims Community College, Dr. Anderson served as Interim President for the Community College of Aurora, the Vice President for academic and student affairs and Provost for the Colorado Community College System.  In the role of Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, she provided leadership for all CCCS academic and student affairs policy review and development, ensured the development and enhancement of high quality career and technical and transfer education programs through on-going program review, assessment of student learning, high academic standards and the expansion of scholarship/creative activity.  In addition to providing leadership at the postsecondary level, she was responsible for Colorado’s K-16 career and education programs. In her 35 years experience as a higher education administrator and faculty member she has worked at large public research institutions, private liberal arts colleges and public community colleges.  She began her career as a middle school science teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In 2011, the Colorado General Assembly leadership selected Dr. Anderson to serve as co-chair for Colorado’s Interim Legislative Committee on Student Success.  Additionally she served on the Board of Directors for the Denver-based Young Americans Center for Financial Education and the Rocky Mountain PBS Advisory Board, the Aurora Public School Superintendent’s Advisory Board and the Adams 14 School District Foundation Board.  In recognition of her professional accomplishments, Dr. Anderson’s award’s include Outstanding Service to the Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education, as the Student Education Association’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year, and the National Science Teachers Association’s Search for Science Excellence Award. 

Dr. Anderson has an earned doctorate in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  She has two sons, both who attended community colleges. We are honored to welcome her to Aims Community College.

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