Anthony Tillman is the Assistant Provost for Student Success and Director of the Deneb STARS Program. In this role he is responsible for leading the Office for Student Success and the Deneb STARS Program. His program priorities include researching, coordinating, directing, and managing WashU programs that provide academic and social engagement support and development for students from families with low-incomes. Anthony serves on several committees at WashU including the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, the Student Athlete Task Force, the Retention Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Leadership Committee.
Prior to his appointment with WashU, Anthony worked at Southern Methodist University (SMU) located in Dallas, Texas. At SMU, Anthony was the Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Student Success. Anthony was with SMU for nine years. Prior to SMU, Anthony was with The College Board in the capacity of Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Center. The Educational Opportunity Center is a program of The College Board funded by the United States Department of Education that focuses on providing postsecondary educational services and programs to low-income and first-generation individuals. Anthony was with The College Board for six years.
Before his tenure with The College Board, Anthony worked for twenty-years in the higher education community in the area of student affairs and academic affairs at institutions such as Wilberforce University, Montclair State University, Drew University, and Dartmouth College. At these institutions he served as director of the counseling center, director of state Educational Opportunity Programs and director of academic support programs. Additionally, he has also served in the higher education community as a dean in student affairs. Anthony has also worked as a consultant for Rutgers University and Kean University and with the McKenzie Education Group. Prior to joining The College Board, he was the Director of Freedom Schools for The Children’s Defense Fund located in Washington, DC.
A current resident of St. Louis, Anthony is a native son of New Jersey and a product of its public-school system. He attended Purdue University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.