Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, has announced his plans to conclude his presidency by the end of the 2014-15 academic year. His last year of service will mark 25 years of distinguished leadership as president of Anderson University. Currently, he is the longest serving president (in both public and private universities) in the State of Indiana.
Anderson University will receive $1 million to enhance and expand opportunities for its graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations. The Endowment awarded $62.7 million in grants to Indiana’s 39 accredited colleges and universities through this initiative.
Anderson University’s Enactus group in the Falls School of Business is an organization in which students are able to have a tangible role in multiple business activities and learn through these experiences. The major assignments that the group is working on this year are two survey projects. The first is a Community Transformation Project and the other is a Health Profile Survey.
More than 40 Anderson University Falls School of Business students and faculty will be visiting businesses in downtown Chicago on October 29-30. The group will be departing by coach bus early Tuesday so they can experience what a “regular” day entails at the firms. Dr. Jerry Fox, director of global business studies for the Falls School of Business, has planned the trip for four consecutive years.
Over the years, the demand for college-educated employees has gone up. At the same time, the cost of higher education has also risen. And in states such as Indiana, government grant assistance has decreased sharply and quickly, while student-loan debt creeps up with every college graduation. As families continue to struggle with the impact of the most recent recession, parents and incoming college students wonder if a liberal arts education is worth the cost of tuition.