Marcheta Evans Will Be the First African American President of Bloomfield College in New Jersey

Marcheta P. Evans has been named the first woman and first African American president of Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Dr. Evans will assume her new duties on June 1, 2019.

The college enrolls more than 1,800 students. African Americans make up half of the student body.

Currently, Dr. Evans serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She has served as a faculty member for over 23 years and holds the rank of full professor. Dr. Evans previously served as associate dean and department chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a past president and fellow of the Association for Creativity in Counseling.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as they raised me as a child during the civil rights movement of the 1960s,” expressed Dr. Evans. “My heart is overflowing with this blessing and privilege. You will not find anyone more dedicated to the mission, vision, and goals of Bloomfield College as we move this great college forward with our commitment for diverse students to have access to an affordable education. We will become a national leader and role model for inclusive excellence.”

Dr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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