Elizabeth Anderson

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Dept.: Student Life
Office: Student Center 120

Betty lives in Urbandale with her husband, Jon. They have 4 children, two grandchildren, and two granddaughters on the way. She loves to read, shop, bake, play the piano, and exercise. Spending time with her husband and family makes Betty very happy.

Academic Background

  • B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa

Start Date at Grand View

  • July 13, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Betty works in Student Life and Success and help with little bits of about everything.

Personal Interests

  • Reading
  • Shopping
  • Baking
  • Playing the piano
  • Exercising

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
I love the size of Grand View University. Students really get to know each other. There are opportunities to get involved and if students really want to be involved, they can. Class sizes are small and access to professors is easy and convenient. Student success is very important at GVU and because we are smaller, it is easier to track that progress and help students who may be having difficulties.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I work in Student Life and Success. I get the privilege of interacting with many students as they come to our offices for anything that may involve their life on campus. Our offices house most of the Student Leadership advisers so I get to interact with the students who hold Student Leadership positions. I was an at-home mom for my 4 children for 23 years so transitioning into full-time work in this position has allowed me to use my mothering skills to help nurture and encourage the students on campus. I tell them I am their campus mom. This job is a perfect fit for me at this stage in my life. 
Elizabeth (Betty) Anderson