Student Life

CRC Staff

Michael Thigpen, Director of Cultural Resource Center and Multicultural Student Services

Mike ThigpenMichael J. Thigpen serves as the Director of the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. 

A visionary and leader, Michael has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Michael is an Anderson University graduate with an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership as well as an MBA. Michael has a great passion for the lost and those who have been disenfranchised or otherwise disconnected from their local expression of the body of Christ. He seeks to disciple a generation of servant leaders, enabling them to make a greater impact on the world by sharing the authentic love of God. He also seeks to teach believers to develop and sustain a strong growing relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ.

Under the anointing of God, he operates in a dynamic teaching gift in addition to several other spiritual gifts and vocations. He is a preacher who rightly divides the Word of truth with a fresh revelation from God.

Pastor Mike is often sought after for his ability to speak to and to be heard by multi-generational audiences. He stays close to the pulse of youth and family issues as is made evident by his role as a former President of the National Inspirational Youth Convention (NIYC), his service as an educational advocate and his propensity for community activism. His life's work is geared to all people and families. Michael’s greatest joys in life are his personal relationship with God, the loves of his life, Melanie and their four beautiful children: Brittany, Shekinah, Gianna, and Destinee.

(765) 641-4199
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Linda RobertsonLinda Robertson, CRC Office Manager

Mrs. Linda Robertson is the Administrative Assistant in the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. Linda has been a Pastor’s wife, Para-Professional Librarian, and has worked in the currency and stock markets. Most recently she was a missionary in Ecuador, where a few of her responsibilities included serving as the Director of the Seminary Library and Assistant Director of the Children of Promise Program. She is married to Dr. Gregory Robertson, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at the School of Theology. They have two third-culture kids, who are graduates of Anderson University.
(765) 641- 4193
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The CRC Culture Advisory Team is comprised of student who serve as student coordinators for Asian Student Association, Anderson University Gospel Choir, Black Student Association, Hispanic Latino Student Association, and International Student Association. As an extension of the CRC staff they provide administrative and programmatic support as “cultural ambassadors” within the student body.

Cultural Advisory Team