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Thesla Berne-Anderson M.S.

Thesla Berne-Anderson M.S.

Director of College and Pre-College Outreach
Main Campus

Job Description

Mrs. Anderson is responsible for directing and managing the day-to-day operations of the College of Medicine’s undergraduate outreach programs and oversight of the department’s pre-college program. These responsibilities include new program implementation, program administration, program evaluation and assessment, and maintaining a database to track all students involved in the educational pipe-line, outreach program. She also is involved in academic advisement and career planning.


Mrs. Anderson joined the College of Medicine (formerly Program In Medical Sciences) in June 1993 after teaching science in Leon and Gadsden Counties for 4 years. Mrs. Anderson designed and implemented the SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence) outreach program in January 1994. SSTRIDE is a partnership program between Florida State University College of Medicine, Leon County Public Schools, the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), local physicians’ offices, clinics and community organizations.


B.S., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla.

M.S.,Higher Education/Student Affairs, Florida State University, 2004


Graduate Enrollment Management Committee, FSU


Deans List, Florida A&M University
Deans List, Florida State University
National Role Model Recruiter Award, Minority Access, Inc., Washington, D.C.


Faculty Advisor to Student National Medical Association
Faculty Advisor to Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
FSU South Side Steering Committee (K-12 Initiatives)
The National Association of Advisors for Health Professions
Rural Medical Scholars Advisory Committee