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Dr. Marcheta P. Evans Named First African American Woman President of Bloomfield College

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans Named First African American Woman President of Bloomfield College

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For the first time in its 150-year history, a woman will serve as president of Bloomfield College.

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans was unanimously selected by Bloomfield's Board of Trustees as the 17th president, making her also the first African American to lead the college. With 25 years of experience in higher education leadership, Evans has previously served as Associate Dean and Department Chair at University of Texas at San Antonio, President and Fellow of the American Counseling Association and President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling. She currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University. 

“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 1960’s,” Dr. Evans said. “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."

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama, Dr. Evans went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Evans also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a specialization in Student Affairs, Administration in Higher Education, and Human Resource Management. Her work includes writing about diversity, leadership, women’s issues, and multiculturalism, as well as working with educators and counselors in Malawi on literacy programs sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development. 

“Dr. Evans' tenure at her previous institutions has been nothing short of transformative,” said William H. Turner, Chairman of the Board. "Her leadership qualities represent the academic and mission-based values of Bloomfield College, and we are delighted to welcome her to our community and campus."

Dr. Evans is set to step into the role of president June 1.