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Steve Anderson to lead Pioneers' Diversity & Inclusion program

Steve Anderson to lead Pioneers' Diversity & Inclusion program

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Former Tusculum University basketball forward Steve Anderson has been named the athletic department's designee for diversity and inclusion announced Doug Jones, vice president of athletics and university initiatives.

Anderson, a 2004 Tusculum graduate, will continue to serve as Multicultural Retention Coach in Tusculum's office of Student Support Services, a post he has held since 2018.

In this newly established position, Anderson will be charged with leading the athletic department's diversity and inclusion efforts in helping create and sustain a university-wide culture that understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the University's mission.

"I want to thank Steve for taking on this new and a vital role with our department," Jones said. "Tusculum is committed to fostering a campus characterized by respect, compassion, ethical concern and social responsibility for all."

Anderson previously served at the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy where he spent 14 years on the faculty there where he taught mathematics at the middle school and high school levels.

"I would like to thank the Athletics Department for allowing me to lead our Diversity and Inclusion role for Tusculum University and our student-athletes," Anderson added. "I am excited to be an asset to the athletic department and the university. I envision creating a community in which the students, coaches, faculty, and staff have a safe space to talk about certain issues that are important to their everyday life at TU."

His professional experience also includes three summers with the Wyoming Youth Services in Ohio where he served as a youth counselor.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native was a member of the TU men's basketball program from 2000-2002 where he played in 43 games with three starts for the Pioneers. He totaled 91 points, 65 rebounds and shot 43 percent from the field during his TU career. His 2001-2002 squad posted a seven-win improvement from the season before and led the country in scoring defense allowing just 57.1 points per game.

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