Senior Leadership Team

Anderson’s Senior Leadership Team provides the executive leadership of the University. Each member is committed to the mission, vision, and values of the University in all planning and decision-making activities.

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Evans P. Whitaker


B.S., Gardner-Webb University
M.Ed., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Additional Study: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (England)
(864) 231-2100

john don

John Don

Chief of Staff

B.A., University of California San Diego
(864) 231-2461

kristie cole

Kristie C. Cole

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

B.S., Clemson University, CPA
(864) 231-2468

jim fereira

James A. Fereira

Senior Vice President for Student Development

B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
(864) 231-2075

wayne landrith

J. Wayne Landrith

Senior Vice President for for Development and Presidential Affairs

A.A., Anderson University
B.S. Clemson University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
(864) 231-2025


Ryan A. Neal


B.A., Texas Tech University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Th., University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
(864) 231-2145

omar rashed

D. Omar Rashed

Senior Vice President for Administration and Brand

B.S., Evangel University
M.A., Rollins College

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Benjamin E. Deaton

Vice President for Technology, Online Learning and Innovation

B.S., Carson-Newman College
M.S., Clemson University
Ph.D., University of Georgia
(864) 231-5330

mayson easterling

Mayson Easterling

Vice President for Church Engagement

B.A., Gardner-Webb University
M.Ed., Clemson University
Additional Study: Erskine Theological Seminary
(864) 231-2186

bert epting

J Bert Epting Jr.

Vice President for Athletics

B.S., Gardner-Webb University
M.Ed., Clemson University
Ph.D., Clemson University
(864) 231-2023

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Tracy C. Jessup

Vice President for Christian Life and Senior Minister to the University

B.A., Gardner-Webb University
M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(864) 231-2091

reggie gay

Reginald M. Gay

Vice President and University Counsel

B.B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
(864) 231-2467

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James D. Noble

Vice President for Diversity, Community, and Inclusion

B.A., Arkansas Baptist College
M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
(864) 231-2165

pamela ross

Pam Bryant Ross

Vice President for Enrollment Management

A.A., Anderson University
B.A., Winthrop University
(864) 328-1835

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Deonn Baker

Vice President for Marketing and Communication

B.A., The Citadel
M.S., Owen School of Business of Vanderbilt University
(864) 934-1087