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A Few of Mills’ Most Beloved Then & Now: Robert Anderson

(The Crest, 1972)
Then. (The Crest, 1972)

Affectionately known as “Dr. Bob,” Robert Anderson has been a member of  Mills College’s faculty since 1960 as the professor of Anthropology and Sociology. Throughout his time here, Anderson has seen many changes across campus.

The one thing Anderson has noticed to remain the same throughout his time here is the quality of our students.

“Mills women remain strong, independent thinkers, and actors just like those alumnae we so love and respect who went on strike 23 years ago,” Anderson said. “I am blessed with too many wonderful memories of Mills to be able to identify one that is a favorite.”

Anderson expressed that the best thing that ever happened to him in his academic career was when he refused tenure-track job offers from a number of universities, including the University of Massachusetts, Cornell University, and the Université de Montréal.

When asked why, Anderson simply replied that he loves Mills College.

And Mills College loves you right back.

Dr Bob now
Now. (Courtesy of Robert Anderson)