Peg Stair Anderson


"A true leader, Peg has a strong belief in women, their individual worth, and their right to realize full and creative lives. She is perennially in the forefront of Women's rights groups, voicing her beliefs, living her convictions, and working long and hard to realize her goals." - Joy Corning, 1979

Peg Stair Anderson, member of the Iowa Board of Regents, former state chair of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, and the Iowa ERA Coalition, has been active in diverse areas of public service for many years. She serves on the boards of the Iowa Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Iowa Health Systems Agency, and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women. Anderson was a founder of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Women's Center and the Women's Political Caucus Girls' Leadership Camp. As a member of the Cedar Falls Board of Education for six years, she provided strong leadership to ensure equal opportunity for females and males. Anderson has been active in the Episcopal Church at the local, state, and national level. Born in 1928, she lives in Bettendorf, Iowa. Anderson was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1982.

UPDATE: Anderson and her husband moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1987, following Anderson's six-year term on the Iowa Board of Regents. She stayed involved in education and Women's issues in retirement by serving on the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and helping to organize an Arizona Way Up Conference for Women in Higher Education Administration, as she had done in Iowa. She is also active in the Episcopal Church, having served six years on the National Council of the Episcopal Church. Anderson is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Seabury-Western Seminary.