Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mr. Rick AndersonRick Anderson serves as the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; he oversees UTRGV’s business and financial operations. Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Before joining UTRGV on September 1, 2016, Anderson worked for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where he served as vice president for administration and treasurer.

As stated by Dr. Bailey, Anderson “has extensive experience in several key areas that will play an important role in moving our university forward”.  This experience includes medical schools, public-private partnerships, and athletic programs.  “This is one of the most unique and exciting positions in American public higher education today,” Anderson said. “The creation of a new university out of two legacy institutions and the establishment of a new medical school allows UTRGV to better serve the future educational, research, and healthcare needs of the entire Rio Grande Valley. I am truly honored about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”  Anderson has 28 years of experience in higher education, which is an invaluable asset for UTRGV.

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