Loren Anderson

Loren J. Anderson joined AGB Search in 2012 as a Senior Consultant following a highly successful career in the private, liberal arts and comprehensive university sector of higher education. Dr. Anderson has completed over 40 presidential and senior executive searches.  Recent searches include:

  • Hope College (MI) - President,
  • College of St Scholastica (MN) -  President,
  • Tougaloo College (MS) - President,
  • Augustana College (IL) -  Provost; Vice President for Diversity,
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University - Provost; Dean of Graduate Studies.

Leadership development has a been a special focus throughout Dr. Anderson’s campus career as he recruited, hired, and mentored dozens of rising leaders for major positions. Now, in addition to his work with AGB Search, Anderson is Co-Director of the LECNA (formerly Thrivent) Fellows Leader Development program that prepares emerging leaders from Lutheran Colleges and Universities for executive roles.

During Anderson’s time at Pacific Lutheran, the university gained national stature as a leader in sustainability through the President’s Climate Commitment, and in global education as a recipient of the Paul Simon award.  The university’s distinctive approach to long range planning framed thee comprehensive development campaigns that yielded over $300 million in gift support.  Anderson’s leadership beyond the campus included service as a board member of the American Council on Education, the Council of Independent College, and a seven-year tenure, including a term as Board Chair, of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Anderson hold a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research from the University of Michigan; and M.A. in Speech from Michigan State University; and a B.A. degree from Concordia College (MN).