Cheryl L. Anderson

Cheryl L. Anderson, Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Cheryl Anderson is the Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL).  In that role she oversees PPL’s Learning, Evaluation and Research (LER) Office, the Strategic and Program Planning (SPP) Office, and the Program Office.

Ms. Anderson is on detail in PPL from her position as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Africa, where she has been responsible for West Africa and development planning.  Before that, she served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa.  

Ms. Anderson joined USAID as a Foreign Service Officer in 1988 and has extensive field experience. She served as USAID Mission Director for South and Southern Africa, Ghana, and East Africa, and as Deputy Mission Director for East Africa.  Before that, her overseas assignments included Sudan, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  She also worked in headquarters in what was called the Asia and Near East Bureau, and in London for Healthlink Worldwide.  She began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.  

Ms. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and a Master’s of Science in International Development Management from American University in Washington, DC.

Last updated: August 12, 2019

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