John Pistole, an Anderson native who took the helm of the Christian university in 2015, said putting it on stronger financial footing has been tougher than he expected.
Officials want to boost Indiana’s college attainment rate from 41 percent to 60 percent by 2025 and think targeting people who have shown an interest in school but never finished may be the fastest way to get there.
An Anderson University fine-arts-major-turned-entrepreneur has helped develop a unique student-loan-forgiveness program that encourages recent Indiana graduates to set up shop in Anderson.
Three weeks into his tenure at Anderson University, John Pistole is embarked on a crash course about how to be a university president and is relishing the challenge.
John Pistole, outgoing head of the Transportation Security Administration and soon-to-be president of Anderson University, said the greatest threat to national security is still someone slipping a bomb onto a plane bound for the United States.
The election Monday of the 58-year-old Pistole is expected to be ratified next June by the General Assembly of the Church of God (Anderson), which operates the 2,500-student university.
John Pistole says he has a lot to learn as president of the college, having never worked in education.
The university announced Thursday its presidential search committee will recommend the board of trustees elect John Pistole president when it meets Oct. 27.
Rattled by new state teacher ratings, the colleges hope to avoid black eyes, themselves.
After suffering a 7-percent dip in enrollment, Anderson University, a Christian liberal arts college, plans to cut 4 percent of its workforce.