Timothy Anderson leads new initiatives and business development efforts in support of new revenue generation for the College. He focuses on developing and implementing new programs and building support from industry, government, and other organizations through partnership development.
Anderson has an extensive career in business development, marketing, and strategic planning in both higher education and industry. Previously, Timothy served as the Vice President of Advancement and Strategic Partnerships for Whittier College where he guided efforts to launch the first-ever $40 million 5-year comprehensive campaign, helped the College achieve its highest level of annual funding in history, and shepherded attracting the College’s largest gift of $12 million. In that role, Anderson also launched the College’s first-ever skills-based certificate new revenue generation programs and initiated the College’s first multi-channel marketing and advertising campaign to support brand awareness and enrollment efforts to attract prospective students. Prior to joining Whittier in 2018, Anderson served as the Chief Development Officer for the College of Business at San Francisco State University as well as the institution's Executive Director of Development and Operations. There, Anderson increased fundraising for the College of Business by more than 6000%, secured the College’s largest gift of $25 million, and supported the successful completion of a $150 million comprehensive campaign at SF State. He was also instrumental in finding new funding and collaborating with over 200 faculty to implement new programs in career leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship, commercial real estate, and hospitality.
Anderson brings a wealth of leadership and start-up experience as an internet and marketing veteran at Amazon.com, SBCSMARTpages.com, and j2 Global. Anderson started his career in finance, strategic planning, and business development at the Times Mirror Company, Knight-Ridder Information, and the Washington Post.
Originally from South Central Los Angeles, Anderson is a first-generation college attendee. He received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from UCLA and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.