May 4th, 2020 @ 10:09 am | Author: Greg Vanney
Cory Anderson ’89 of Jamestown, N.D., has been named director of development and major gifts in the VCSU Foundation, according to an announcement made by Larry Robinson, foundation executive director. Anderson will begin his work at VCSU on June 15.

“We’re very excited to have Cory return to VCSU,” said Robinson. “He brings a wealth of valuable experience and connections to the foundation, and he’s a Viking through and through.”

Anderson currently serves as commissioner of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA), the conference in which the VCSU Vikings compete. He has held that position since the NSAA’s inception in June 2013. Under Anderson, the NSAA grew from 5 members to 10 in its first 2 years, and he has helped the conference increase its national profile in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the ensuing years.

Prior to leading the NSAA, Anderson served as executive director of the James River Family YMCA in Jamestown. He previously had served VCSU as head baseball and assistant football coach, with additional responsibilities in enrollment services, sports information and athletic administration. In 2005, Anderson was recognized as the first recipient of the NAIA Coach of Character Award.

A storied athlete at VCSU, Anderson was a two-time all-conference pitcher and a quarterback and punter on two conference-championship football teams for the Vikings.

Anderson and his wife, Kristi, have two adult children, Brady and Kadie. Kristi, Brady and Kadie all attended VCSU.