April 27, 2000 

Contact: Bob Bruce, Oregon University System, 503-725-5714
Source: Joe Cox, chancellor, Oregon University System, 541-346-5700

New Vice Chancellor Announced 

EUGENE -- The Oregon University System has selected Nevada's top higher educational official to become its new vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Dr. Thomas K. Anderes, currently interim chancellor of the University and Community College System of Nevada, will join OUS in late summer, Chancellor Joe Cox announced today. He succeeds OUS Vice Chancellor William H. Anslow.

"Tom Anderes is an exceptional leader in higher education," Cox said. "He brings to Oregon extensive experience in fiscal and policy development and a record of outstanding achievement in fiscal administration."

"He's knowledgeable, articulate and very professional," added Herb Aschkenasy, a member of the State Board of Higher Education. "He's served as acting chancellor in Nevada and that broader experience will serve him well here." 

Anderes has served as Nevada's interim chancellor since July 1999, heading a system that includes 83,000 students, two universities, four community colleges and a research institute. He has declined the opportunity to be a candidate for permanent appointment.

Prior to his current assignment, he has served as the system's vice chancellor for finance and administration since 1994 and as deputy commissioner for finance and facilities with the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

He has also held administrative positions as deputy vice president for finance at the University of Wyoming, assistant director and senior budget analyst at Arizona State University and as a budget analyst for the Arizona Governor's Budget Office.

Anderes holds B.A. and M.P.A. degrees from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Connecticut.

In his new position with OUS, Anderes will be responsible for systemwide financial, personnel, and administrative management including supervision of staff engaged in collective bargaining, fiscal control, internal audit, legal services, operating and capital budget processes, information services, and institutional research.

The position also serves as staff to the State Board of Higher Education, providing leadership and support for strategic planning, budgeting and administration including extensive work with other public and governmental agencies.

The new vice chancellor's appointment comes from a national search. Dan Williams, vice president for administration at the University of Oregon, headed the search committee.

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