Dr. Howard Anderson
Adjunct Professor of Business Leadership
Howard Anderson is a native of New York City where he completed his formative education. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and Master of Arts degree in communication from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley; Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He has also earned Associate degrees in management, social service aide, instructor in technology, and mortuary science. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from American International Theological Institute and Seminary in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Anderson is listed in International Who’s Who of Intellectuals (1980), International Who’s Who of Professional Management (1999), The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who (2005-2006), and The National Dean’s List (2004-05 and 2005-06). He served as the 22nd President of the San Antonio Branch NAACP (2007-2008) and became a Life Member in April 1978 (Jet) and a Golden Heritage Life Member in October 1996.
Dr. Anderson is an ordained minister in the Baptist Church and serves under Pastor Kennith G. Rogers as the Assistant Pastor at Saint Paul Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He is the CEO/Director of Diversified Spiritual Associates providing training and consultation in Christian education; church accounting/clergy tax law; leadership; spiritual direction; and spiritual counseling. He is an adjunct professor at United Theological Seminary and mentors the “Minister as Spiritual Director” focus group in the Doctor of Ministry Program, and an adjunct instructor in Biblical and Theological Studies at Baptist University of the Américas.
Howard Anderson completed an illuminating Air Force career in the highest enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant.
Assisted in developing an initial EEO program that affected over 40,000 military and civilian personnel and resulted in a lessening of social and racial tensions, and problem areas. Advised top management on all aspects of employee development, performance, recruitment, grievances and EEO for over 77,000 employees. Monitored Affirmative Actions plan for the organization and improved minority education and employment. Determined causative factors for statistically disparate trend data and provided recommended solutions to senior management. Controlled manpower requirements for EEO personnel assigned to 16 bases worldwide. Wrote, prepared and coordinated equal opportunity cases and reports. Conducted over 1,200 complaint clarifications alleging unlawful discrimination. Resolved 753 complex charges of discrimination through investigation or negotiated settlement. Educated selected officers, NCOs and civilians to serve in staff positions at base and major command level, as managers of Air Force Equal Opportunity/Human Relations Education program. Researched and developed lesson plans, study guides and handouts, and taught personalized lectures in 13 subject areas.
Howard received a direct commission as a Captain in the Texas State Guard Chaplain Corps. He served in various command levels and received the Texas Outstanding Service Medal for his work with the misplaced citizens from New Orleans, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. He retired in the grade of Colonel culminating over 38 years of federal and state military service.