New Director of Alumni Development Joins Armstrong
(Sept. 6, 2012) Armstrong announces the addition of Cheryl Anderson to the Office of Advancement as director of alumni development.
Anderson joined Armstrong in August 2012. She previously held a series of positions at Kennesaw State University for 16 years, where she established the professional arts box office, created an alumni magazine, implemented a donor recognition program, and instituted the annual Flourish Awards program. She concluded her KSU career as director of public relations and director of development for the College of the Arts. Prior to her work at KSU, she served as the program coordinator for MidSummer Macon, a nonprofit arts education program, and the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga.
Anderson earned a Master of Arts degree in professional writing from KSU and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Wesleyan College, where she was a presidential scholar. She also enjoyed an incredible learning-abroad experience at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo in Norway, thanks to a scholarship from Rotary International. Raised in an Air Force family, she has lived in five states and the Panama Canal Zone. She is a graduate of Savannah High School.
An award-winning writer and editor, Anderson is also active as a creative writing teacher, English composition teacher, freelance writer, and blogger. She has taught at KSU, Chattahoochee Technical College, and Georgia Highlands College. Her work has appeared in Georgia Trend, American Careers Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal, and Yahoo! News, among other publications.