Jerry M. Anderson

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Jerry M. Anderson
President of Ball State University
In office
July 1, 1979 – February 2, 1981
Preceded by Richard W. Burkhardt
Succeeded by Robert P. Bell
Personal details
Born (1933-09-16)September 16, 1933
Amery, Wisconsin
Died June 14, 2008(2008-06-14) (aged 74)
Amery, Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Michigan State University
Northern Illinois University

Jerry Maynard Anderson (September 16, 1933 – June 14, 2008) was the 9th President of Ball State University and a speech and dramatics professor. He assumed the position on July 1, 1979 and served until his resignation in February 1981. Anderson was previously Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.[1] He later served as vice president of development of Concordia College, Moorhead. where he also taught for many years and even wrote a book with then president Paul Dovre titled Readings in argumentation.

Born in Amery, Wisconsin, Anderson is an alumnus of University of Wisconsin–River Falls, Michigan State University and Northern Illinois University. He holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D in speech. He also taught at the University of Maine, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University and Washington State University. He was married to Betty Lou Schultz and has two sons.[2] Anderson died at his home in Amery in 2008.[3]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard W. Burkhardt
Ball State University president
Succeeded by
Robert P. Bell