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Carl Edwin Anderson

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Chinese Food
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New York, New York
Favorite Quote:
You Can Never Achieve Excellence By Practicing Mediocrity.

Birthplace

Born:
9/29/1934
Birth Location:
St. Louis, Missouri

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Chinese Food
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New York, New York
Favorite Quote:
You Can Never Achieve Excellence By Practicing Mediocrity.

Birthplace

Born:
9/29/1934
Birth Location:
St. Louis
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Biography

Student affairs administrator Carl Edwin Anderson was born September 29, 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Dunbar Elementary School and graduated from Charles L. Sumner High School in 1952. He received both his B.A. in government in 1956 and his M.S. in college personnel administration in 1958 from Southern Illinois University. Anderson later earned an Ed.D in administration in higher education from the University of Maryland in 1969.

His lifelong relationship with Howard University began in 1958 when he was the head resident of Cooke Hall. By 1960, Anderson was director of student activities and by 1964, he was associate dean of students. In August of 1969, Anderson was appointed vice president of student affairs and as such he developed and administered a broad range of services for 12,000 students, overseeing a of $40 million budget and 400 employees. Anderson also worked as a part time lecturer for graduate and undergraduate level courses in the education department. Serving through the Black Power and Vietnam eras on a college campus, Anderson’s job was often complex. In addition to his professional affiliations, Anderson is a member of the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Washington, D.C. Board of Education Advisory Committee for Alternative Schools. For over ten years Anderson served as president of the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund. From 1991 to 1995, he was a member of the professional staff of the Post Office and served on the Civil Service Committee of the United States House of Representatives.

Anderson is active in a number of groups and organizations, including the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society in Political Science, Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology, and the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society in Education. He is also the recipient of many awards. Anderson and his wife, Ida, have three children, all graduates of Howard University.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his mother's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his maternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his paternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Carl Edwin Anderson lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks briefly about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his childhood personality and playing cork ball
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Carl Edwin Anderson explains how he was awarded a scholarship to cover his tuition at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Carl Edwin Anderson remembers the faculty of Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School and Charles H. Sumner High School in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Carl Edwin Anderson explains why he chose to attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his extracurricular activities as a student at Charles H. Sumner High School in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about his interest in a career in public service and remembers local newspapers in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his experience in an integrated academic setting as an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his extracurricular activities as an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes being admitted into a graduate assistantship program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his wife
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes joining the administration at Howard University in Washington. D.C. in 1958 and acting as dean of students in 1969
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about student unrest and social justice organizing at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about Dr. Armour J. Blackburn's management of student unrest and political protest as dean of students at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about the nature of disciplinary action and respectability politics at historically black colleges and universities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about the culture of civil unrest developing on college campuses in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about conflict between students, faculty and the institution at Howard University, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Carl Anderson talks about conflict between students, faculty and the institution at Howard University, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about student protest and demonstration at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Carl Edwin Anderson remembers Stokely Carmichael and other student leaders at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about student protest and demonstration at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about the dual nature of his role as an educator and administrator at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Carl Edwin Anderson talks about guiding student decisions as an administrator at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes his philosophy as an administrator
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Carl Edwin Anderson remembers former president of Howard University Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Carl Edwin Anderson remembers past Howard University president Dr. James Madison Nabrit, Jr.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes being named vice president for student affairs of Howard University by HistoryMaker Dr. James E. Cheek
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Carl Edwin Anderson reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Carl Edwin Anderson describes how he would like to be remembered