Please pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, who died peacefully on May 22, 2021 at Mont La Salle, Napa, CA.  Brother Mel served as Saint Mary’s College of California president for 28 years (1969–1997).  After leaving that position, he taught at SMC until his retirement 2019.  See statement from James A. Donahue, President, Saint Mary’s College of California.


Private Funeral Mass: June 1, 11:00 a.m. PDT, Saint Mary’s College of California (YouTube livestream information)


Born: Harold Fabian Anderson, September 28, 1928, Oakland, CA
Entered Novitiate: June 10, 1947
Received habit: August 14, 1947
Final vows: June 26, 1953
Education: B.A., Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, 1952; HON., Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, 1976;                          HON., Lewis University, Illinois, 1979; HON., University of San Francisco, CA, 1994; HON., Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, 1994;                                                                            HON., Dominican University of San Rafael, CA, 1997; HON., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, 2014


08-1948                Scholasticate, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, Student
06-1951                Juniorate, Mont La Salle, Napa, CA, Teacher
06-1952                Sacred Heart HS, San Francisco, CA, Teacher
06-1956                La Salle HS, Pasadena, CA, V.P./Teacher; Sub-Director
06-1962                San Joaquin Memorial HS, Fresno, CA, Director/Principal; Teacher
06-1964                Saint Mary’s College HS, Berkeley, CA, Director/Principal; Teacher
06-1969                Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, President 1969-1997; Director General 1969-1975; Dorm Counselor 1976-1997
07-1997                Christian Brothers HS Community, Sacramento, CA, Sabbatical; Senior Fellow, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities;                                                         Instructor SMC School of Extended Education (1997-present)
07-1998                Provincialate Community, Mont La Salle, Napa, CA, Sabbatical
04-1999                Saint Mary’s College HS Community, Berkeley, CA, Oakland  Diocesan Office, Director of Special Projects
04-2003                Saint Mary’s College HS Community, Berkeley, CA
07-2004                Saint Mary’s College Community, Moraga, CA, Residence Hall Director
07-2009                 ”     “,  Director
07-2013                 ”     “,  Residence Hall Director, instructor
07-2019                 ”     “,  Retired