Sharron Evans head shot

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Sharron (Sha-RON) Evans began her work as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students May 18, safely arriving on campus earlier this month. As dean, she has oversight for 16 programs and centers. She also will oversee campus initiatives such as the Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee, Undergraduate Student Experience Action Group and Demonstration Safety Team.

Evans served for more than 13 years at two Chicago universities, Northeastern Illinois University (2005-14) and Roosevelt University (2014-18). At the former, she led two offices: student leadership development (2005-12) and student rights and responsibilities (2012-14). At Roosevelt, her roles included assistant vice president for student development (2014-15), assistant VP for inclusion and equity and Title IX coordinator (2015-16), associate VP for student affairs/dean of students (2016-18), and vice president for student affairs/dean of students (2018). Prior to her time in Chicago, Evans worked in student organizations and leadership and new student orientation at Columbia University, New York City (2002-05), and the residence system at Illinois State University, Normal (1996-2002). She also has worked as a private practice attorney and higher education consultant since 2014.

Evans earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice sciences (1993) and master's degree in education (1997) from Illinois State University, Normal; and a juris doctor (2013) from John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Her office is in 1010 Student Services Building. She can be reached by phone at 294-1022 and email at sevans@iastate.edu.