Dr. Arthur W. Anderson

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 Program, etc.


He provided the leadership that resulted in development of the first Competency-Based Teacher Education Program approved for implementation in the State of New York .


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 from Centex Rooney-Palm Beach Community College in construction program management.


Dr. Anderson participated in post graduate studies at Cambridge University , England (1982).


He received a certificate from Saint Louis University (1981) in the Grantsmanship Training Program.


Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University (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 Wayne State University .


Dr. Anderson served as an administrator and professor at Florida Atlantic University and Medgar Evers College 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.

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