Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Michael Collette, vice president for marketing and strategic planning, will move to a full-time teaching position as a member of the faculty in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year. At the completion of the academic year, Collette will conclude a distinguished career of 34 years in administrative leadership. Collette has worked at Anderson University since 1977 and has served as a member of the institution's executive team since 1986.
“Dr. Collette serves with the students at the center of his focus and the mission of the university in his heart,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “We have relied on him to bring his analytical gifts and strategic thinking to our work and planning. We are so pleased for him that his solid preparation and experience fits him for teaching duties, the best job in higher education. We wish our valued colleague and friend every success as he continues his outstanding service to our students in the classroom."
Prior to joining administrative leadership, Collette served as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Business and Economics from 1984-86. Collette currently holds faculty rank as professor of management and has taught on a regular basis in the MBA Program since 1992. He also served as director of placement services and academic advising, director of special academic programs and senior planning officer, and vice president for enrollment management and information systems.
“I think the new vision of Revitalization and the many good decisions that have been made during the last few years are positioning this institution for a very successful future,” said Collette. “I am very excited for the opportunity to return to the classroom as a full-time member of the faculty and to be intimately involved in the learning process of students surrounded by great faculty colleagues.”
Collette earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration with a cognate in Organizational Development from Indiana University.
During his career, Collette has served with distinction through many community organizations and boards such as Anderson Rotary Club, Junior Achievement of Madison County, the YMCA, and Park Place Church of God, to name just a few. He served through the Boy Scouts of America from 1996-98 (Sakima District Chair, 1998-99) and the United Way of Madison County, 1990-96, 2005-present (President, 1995-96; Chair, 2010-11).
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.