Meet the Provost

Jon Anderson

After several decades of living in the Southeastern United States, Dr. Jon Anderson returned to his home state of Utah to serve as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Utah University.

Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration: Management from the University of Kentucky, a master's in Business Education from what is now the University of West Georgia, a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Utah State University and an associate's degree from Ricks College (now BYU-I).

He began his professional life in the financial services industry, working as a liability specialist in Utah before taking loan officer positions in the Atlanta area. He began his career in education in 1999, as a Business teacher and coach at Bremen High School in Bremen, Ga.

After earning his Ph.D., Anderson joined the faculty of the University of West Georgia, where he earned tenure and the rank of Professor. He also served as an associate dean and MBA director, assurance of learning coordinator for GeorgiaWebMBA, accreditation liaison, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, and deputy provost. He most recently served as the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Middle Georgia State University.

Anderson also was elected twice to the Carroll County, GA Board of Education, and served six years as chairman. He and his wife, Kristy Anderson, are the parents of seven children.