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Evangelista to leave Alfred University, accepts post as provost at Muskingum University

Nancy Evangelista

Nancy Evangelista


Dr. Nancy  Evangelista, associate provost and dean of the College of Professional Studies, will join Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, as provost, effective  Jan. 1, 2018.

In her new position, Evangelista will be responsible for all academic affairs, student affairs and all related initiatives for Muskingum’s traditional undergraduate programs which serve an estimated 1,400 students. Like Alfred University, Muskingum has an off-site and on-line graduate program that enrolls about  1300  students. The integration of Academic Affairs and Students Affairs will offer new opportunities for creativity, accountability and teamwork, all designed to improve student success.

Evangelista joined the Alfred University faculty 20 years ago as an assistant professor in School Psychology. She became a full professor in 2008 and was chair of the Division of Counseling and School Psychology from 2006-2010. She has been associate provost and dean of The Graduate School since 2009, and served as acting dean of the College of Business from 2010-2013, during which time she led the creation of the College of Professional Studies, which included the School of Business. The College she leads is comprised of 500 undergraduate and graduate students, 30 faculty members, and seven staff members.

She is a member of the Strategic Planning Workgroups for Planned Giving, Branding and Marketing, and Retention, and serves on the Presidential Committee on Diversity. She is chair of the Academic Assessment Council and is a member of the Title IX Review Board for Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.  She also serves on the International Programs Advisory Committee.

She has previously been a faculty representative to the Alfred University Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee, was a member of the Task Force on Evaluation of Administrators, chaired the search committee for the director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, served on the Assessment Work Group for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study from 2002-04, and served on the College of Engineering and Professional Studies Curriculum Committee from 1999-2001.

Active professionally, she has authored a number of publications and position papers and delivered several refereed and invited presentations. She is a member of the Substantive Change Review Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Evangelista has been involved with the National Association of School Psychologists, served as president of the New York State Association of School Psychologists and treasurer of the School Psychology Educators Council of New York.

An outdoor enthusiast who enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, cycling, hiking, camping and canoeing, Evangelista also finds time for yoga, dancing, cooking and gardening and is a member of the Alfred University Chorus.