Following a nationwide search, experienced academic leader Dr. Nancy J. Evangelista has been selected as Muskingum University’s Provost, the University announced today. In the role of Provost, Dr. Evangelista will serve as chief academic and student affairs officer, responsible for all traditional undergraduate academic programs, student affairs and related initiatives. Dr. Evangelista will take office in January 2018.
Dr. Evangelista is currently Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, where she facilitated a process of significant academic reorganization leading to the creation of the College of Professional Studies.
“Dr. Evangelista’s proven leadership skills, passion for student success, and innovative perspective on curriculum will help Muskingum continually move forward,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “We are delighted that she will be joining our senior leadership team and working with our academic and student affairs divisions.”
In addition to her role with the College of Professional Studies, Dr. Evangelista’s leadership roles at Alfred University have included Acting Dean of the College of Business and Chair of the Division of Counseling and School Psychology. She joins Muskingum with a Doctorate of Philosophy in School Psychology and a Master of Science in School Psychology from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Western Michigan University.
“Muskingum has a rich tradition of meeting students where they are in their learning and helping them discover their interests and achieve success,” Dr. Evangelista said. “I’m delighted to partner with President Hasseler and the University’s wonderful faculty and staff to expand upon that tradition for current and future generations of Muskies.”
Dr. Evangelista has served in multiple leadership positions within her field, including various committee appointments with the National Association of School Psychologists, New York Association of School Psychologists and School Psychology Educators Council of New York. She is a licensed Psychologist in the state of New York and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and American Psychological Association. Dr. Evangelista and her husband, Joe, have three adult children, Nicholas, Emma, Jessmynda.