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Anita English (she/her)

Assistant Secretary for University Operations

  • Office of the Secretary


Anita English is the assistant secretary for university operations and director of policy management in the Office of the Secretary (OS). She facilitates the systematic development and issuance of university policies. In chairing the University Policy Working Group, a high-level team of representatives from across the University, she fosters a focused and inclusive approach to policy management. Mrs. English supports the primary work of OS in staffing the Board of Trustees and Board Operations, where needed, and works to preserve the Board’s legacy in the preparation and archiving of official board records. Over her tenure, she has written hundreds of resolutions to memorialize in the Board’s permanent record the transition of members of the University community. In 2013, she assumed primary responsibility for managing the OS website and continues as an OS Content Manager. In 2021, she collaborated with the Office of University Communications to upgrade the OS online presence thus ensuring policies and governance information are accessible to the University community. Mrs. English holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University in New York. She is the recipient of the 2023 LaRue V. Barkwell Capstone Distinguished Service Award, a university honor established in 2014.

Education & Expertise


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Columbia University in the City of New York



2023 LaRue V. Barkwell Capstone Distinguished Service Award