Dr. James A. Anderson, who comes to FSU from the University of Albany in New York, began his duties as Chancellor of the state’s second-oldest public institution on June 9, 2008. The appointment was made by Erskine Bowles, President of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System.
Before coming to FSU Chancellor Anderson served as the University of Albany’s Vice President for Student Success and Vice Provost for Institutional Assessment and Diversity. He also was a professor in the department of psychology.
A part of the FSU family for nearly 28 years, Young began his career as an Assistant Professor of Humanities from 1981-1988. He was promoted to an associate professor in 1988 and to full professor in 1994. He served as chairman of the Department of Humanities from 1989-91. From 1991-94, Young was acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences before being named Director of the University College, a position he held from 1994-2001. Before taking over the helm as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, he served as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since 2005.
Dr. Haynie previously served as Vice President for Student Affairs at State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury. Her responsibilities included providing divisional leadership and vision to a comprehensive range of services, procedures and practices related to student affairs and co-curricular development.
Before joining SUNY College at Old Westbury, Dr. Haynie served as Associate Dean for Student Development at Morehouse College where she oversaw a variety of student life initiatives. While at Morehouse College, Dr. Haynie’s department received the President’s Annual Points of Light Award for volunteer community service for the Morehouse College Mentoring Program.
Mr. Arasu “Nick” Ganesan
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
Mr. Ganesan began his IT career in Higher Education as a Systems Analyst at Embry Riddle University and held a variety of positions, both Academic and administrative. He ended his tenure there as the Executive Director of IT, responsible for all technology operations, in 1998.
During his tenure at Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Nick and his team were awarded EDUCAUSE’s “Excellence in Network” award in 1995. From 1998, Nick served as the Director of IT Infrastructure Services at Stetson University, Deland, FL. In November, 2001, he accepted the position as the first Chief Information Officer at Fayetteville State University. As Vice Chancellor and CIO, Nick oversees the division of Information Technology and Telecommunications Services that supports the academic and administrative operations of the university.
Ms. Jenkins began her service as FSU’s General Counsel in 1994. Prior to 1994, she served as the Associate University Counsel at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1991-93 and again from 1995-96. She returned to FSU as General Counsel in 1996. Jenkins has also worked as a financial analyst at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and as a business officer at NCSU.
As General Counsel, Jenkins serves as the legal advisor to the University and manages the Office of Legal Affairs, which is responsible for all University matters requiring legal advice, action or representation.
Mr. Anthony Bennett has 10 years of managerial experience as an athletics administrator at the collegiate level. Prior to his appointment at FSU, he served as Associate Athletic Director at CIAA rival Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). At WSSU, Bennett provided oversight of 12 athletic programs, five support programs, and a $4 million athletic budget.
Bennett is no stranger to FSU athletics. For five years, he served as Assistant Director for Operations and Athletic Compliance. His duties included oversight of the day-to-day operations of the FSU Athletic Department, coordinating logistics for 10 athletic and special events sponsored by the FSU Athletics Department, and supervision of the sports information staff, athletic trainers, and student academic support staff. He also served as the liaison for FSU and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regarding compliance issues, eligibility, and certification concerns.
At FSU, Bennett will be responsible for 10 varsity sports programs and more than 20 coaches and assistants. Other duties will include oversight of the department s fiscal resources, ensuring compliance with all relevant institutional, CIAA, UNC system and NCAA rules and regulations; and developing, implementing, and continuously updating the Strategic Plan for the department.
Dr. Bertha H. Miller serves as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. She served as Dean of the School of Education at FSU from 1988-1994, as Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1994-1996, as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1996-2005, as Professor of History from 2005-2007, and as Special Assistant to the Chancellor from 2008-2010. Prior to coming to FSU in 1998, Dr. Miller progressed from Chair of the Department of History at North Carolina A T State University 1981-84 to Deputy Director of the Bureau of History for the Michigan Department of State 1985-88. She is a member of the Chancellor’s Million Dollar Club and an FSU historian.