Dr. Andrea Anderson
Regent Andrea Anderson

Dr. Andrea Anderson

District 12 - Clark County  (map)

P.O. Box 61005
Boulder City, NV 89006 
Phone: (702) 592-3228
Fax: (702) 889-8492 
Email: andrea_anderson@nshe.nevada.edu

Dr. Andrea Anderson was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons to serve on the Board of Regents on August 31, 2009, and was elected by Nevada voters in 2010. She was retained in the 2012 election as the representative for District 12. She currently serves as chair of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee and the Community College Committee. She is also a member of the Cultural Diversity and Title IX Compliance Committee and Investment Committee.

Dr. Anderson holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNLV and has more than 26 years of experience in higher education, mostly with the College of Southern Nevada. She retired from the college in early 2009.

Dr. Anderson served two terms on the Boulder City Council (2001-2009) and was a member of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Board of Directors, the Colorado River Commission and the Governor's Commission on Aging.

She currently serves as the Nevada Coordinator for the Association of Community College Trustees and is a member of the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Anderson and her husband of 48 years, Bruce, have three sons and three grandsons.


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Doctor of Education, 1998
  • Boise State University (Boise, Idaho)
    • Master of Business Administration, 1986
  • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education, 1967

Professional Experience

  • College of Southern Nevada, 1987-2009
    • Associate Director, High School Relations, 1995-2009
    • Site Administrator, Boulder City Center, 1995-2009
    • Coordinator, Tech Prep Program, 1990-1995
    • Community Education Course Programmer, 1988-1990
    • Coordinator of Cooperative Education, 1987-1988
  • College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, 1985-1986
    • Director, Career Planning and Placement
  • Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, 1983-1985
    • Job Placement Developer
  • Dick Blair Realty, 1973-Present
    • Part-time Salesman

Elected Position

  • City Council, Boulder City, Nevada (2001-2009)

Appointed Board Positions

  • Southern Nevada Water Authority, Board of Directors (2001-2009)
  • Colorado River Commission, Commissioner (2004-2009)
  • Governor's Commission on Aging, Commissioner (2007-2009)
  • Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (2007-2009 (Served as board member & chairman 2008-2009)
  • Clark County Debt Management Commission, Commissioner (2007-2009)
  • Clark County Health District, Board of Trustees (2001-2005)
  • Nevada Council on Libraries and Literacy, Member (1999-2002)
  • Boulder City Hospital, Board of Trustees, (1994-2001 and reappointed 2008-present) (Served as president 1999-2001)
  • Boulder City Library, Board of Trustees (1997-2005) (Served as president 2003-2005)
  • City of Boulder City, Planning Commissioner (1979-1981)

Community Service/Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club, Member
  • American Association of University Women, Member
  • Boulder City Republican Women, Member
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society, Member
  • Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Nevada Library Association, Member 1994-2005
  • Nevada Association for Career & Technical Education, Member
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award, 2002
  • Distinguished Women of Nevada, Recognized 2000-2002
  • Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, Member