About the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Heidi Anderson
Dr. Heidi M. Anderson joined Texas A&M University-Kingsville as Provost in September 2015. Anderson’s 25-year career in higher education includes vast experience in accreditation processes; extensive budget experience, including both allocating and advocating for resources, and attracting external funding; and leadership roles in implementing strategic goals involving faculty recruitment, retention, and development.
She most recently served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at University of the Sciences, a private institution in Philadelphia. Prior to that role, she served in a variety of positions at the University of Kentucky, including associate provost for institutional effectiveness and associate provost for faculty affairs. She has been an assistant dean in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. She also served as department chair at Auburn University and on the faculty at the University of Tennessee.
Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Instructional Development. She also holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration with focus areas in Assessment and Evaluation. She earned all three of her degrees from Purdue University.