Dr. Anderson was elected Palm Beach
County Supervisor of Elections August 2004, and assumed office January, 2005. In so
doing, he became the first African-American elected to a Constitutional Office in
the County. This accomplishment was just one of many firsts in Dr. Anderson’s
professional career. Others include being the first African-American to receive Distinguished
Professor recognition in the Florida Atlantic University College of Education, serve
as Chairman of the Palm Beach County School Board, serve on the Florida Prepaid Post
secondary Education Finance Board which developed the Florida Prepaid College Tuition
He provided the leadership that
resulted in development of the first Competency-Based Teacher Education Program approved
for implementation in the State of
Dr. Anderson has provided consulting
services to private and public sector organizations on an international level to
promote operational efficiencies, community development, and governmental relations.
He received a certificate in 2002
in construction program management.
Dr. Anderson participated in post
graduate studies at
He received a certificate from
(1981) in the Grantsmanship Training
Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. from
(1973)-combined major in Higher
Education Administration, Institutional Research and Student Personnel. Cognate in
Labor and Industrial Relations.
He was awarded his Masters degree
in Guidance and Counseling with cognate in Psychology (1968) and a Bachelor of Science
degree in Elementary Education, with a major in Social Studies, and cognates in English
and Science (1965) from
Dr. Anderson served as an administrator
and professor at
and was a member of the Palm Beach
County School Board (1986-1994), where he served as Chairman (1987-1989 and 1993-1994).
He is affiliated with numerous organizations
and has received many awards, honors, recognitions and accolades for outstanding leadership
and service, special certificates of appreciation, Distinguish Professor award, Man
of the Year and Who's Who in American Education. He is a member of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, The Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected
Officials, and a graduate of Leadership Florida.
His committee assignments as a member
of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections include Federal Legislation,
The Florida Voter Registration System, and “Paper Trail”.
Dr. Arthur Anderson is a devoted
family man, community leader and educator, he is married to Mildred Singleton Anderson,
M.D., and they are parents to six beautiful children.