New River Community College recently welcomed a new academic dean to the college.
Peter Anderson of Blacksburg accepted the position of dean of the division of business and technologies at the end of June. He replaces Dan Lookadoo, who retired after nearly 25 years at the college.
Anderson has served as the coordinator of the Health Information Technology Education (HITE) grant at NRCC since November 2010. Previously, he served as an adjunct instructor in the electronics, instrumentation and electrical curricula at the college.
Prior to becoming the HITE grant coordinator, Anderson spent 18 years working with Pulaski County School System. Most recently, he was the career and technical education director for the system. He also served as an assistant principal at Pulaski County High School and at Dublin Middle School, and as a building trades instructor during his tenure.
Anderson says he’s excited about his new position. “I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working together with the NRCC faculty to help them be successful,” he says.