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Bloomfield College Appoints First African-American Woman As President

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans has been named the 17th president of Bloomfield College, effective June 1.

Evans’s appointment makes Bloomfield history as she is the first woman and African-American to lead the institution.

Dr. Marcheta P. EvansDr. Marcheta P. Evans

Evans has experience working in numerous transformational leadership positions in higher education for 25 years at public and private institutions. She spent 20 of those years at minority serving institutions in San Antonio, Texas, according to a Bloomfield release.

“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,” said 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.”

Evans currently serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a former president and fellow of the American Counseling association, former president of the Association for Creativity in Counseling and has received several awards and recognitions. Some of those honors include the Yellow Rose of Texas Lifetime Educator Award, the Outstanding Multicultural Leadership Award and Counselors for Social Justice Ohana Award.

Evans received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Alabama.

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