City of Tallahassee Honors Former Florida A&M University Professor Charles Evans

The city of Tallahassee, Florida, has renamed a pond in the Myers Park neighborhood to honor Charles E. Evans, a former professor at Florida A&M University. The pond formerly was named for Florida Supreme Court Justice Roy H. Chapman. Justice Chapman was a strict segregationist and former resident of Myers Park.

During his tenure at Florida A&M, Dr. Evans served as associate dean, professor of marketing, and director of graduate programs for the School of Business and Industry. He also provided oversight of the university’s Small Business Development Center.

Professor Evans was a native of Durham, North Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics at North Carolina A&T State University. He held an MBA and a Ph.D. in marketing from Syracuse University in New York.

Professor Evans was active in the civil rights movement. He taught at Florida A&M University for 32 years. Dr. Evans died in 2013.

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