Dr. Lynise Anderson joined the leadership team of Ferrum College as Dean of Student Affairs and Campus Wellness in July 2017. Before coming to Ferrum, Dr. Anderson served as the Communications and Health Promotions Leader for the Virginia Private Colleges Benefits Consortium in Bedford, Virginia.
Prior to her career in health promotion and education, Dr. Anderson spent 23 years in the private, corporate sector having worked for Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, California and Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland as a Systems Engineer and Senior Program Manager. Dr. Anderson is a recipient of the NOVA Award – Lockheed’s highest honor – for her exemplary work on the 2000 United States Decennial Census program.
In 2001, Dr. Anderson opened and operated the Seven Oaks Wellness Center in Odenton, Maryland for three years before founding The Wellspring Organization – a 501c3 entity established to respond to the overwhelming need for more responsible and reliable health education for both the public and private sectors. As Executive Director of the organization, Dr. Anderson collaborated with public, private, academic and corporate organizations – developing and delivering a comprehensive suite of wellness education initiatives, including The Wellness Connection television and radio programs – a collaborative effort with Citizens Telephone Cooperative to deliver health and wellness information to customers in seven counties in southwest Virginia, and nationwide via internet radio.
A published author and co-owner of The Healing Tree Wellness Center in Floyd, Virginia, Dr. Anderson was joined by health and wellness professionals from around the world in Omaha, Nebraska where she was named the 2017 Top Health Professional in the US by the Wellness Council of America.
Dr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University of Texas and a Doctorate of Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana.