EDPA alum receives Board of Regents Outstanding Achievement Award
Dr. Geraldine "Jerri" Evans (EDPA-Education Ph.D. alumni, 1968) has been selected by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award for her lifetime of work in the higher education field. This award is conferred only on graduates, or former students of the University, who have attained unusual distinction in their chosen fields or professions or in public service, and who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership on a community, state, national, or international level.
Over the course of her distinguished career, Evans has served as President of Rochester Community College, was the first female chancellor of the Minnesota State Community College system (a predecessor to the MnSCU system), State Executive Director for the Illinois Community College System, and Chancellor of the San Jose Evergreen State Community College System in California.
She will be recognized at a future event to be announced. Congratulations, Dr. Evans!
[Note: The Department of Educational Policy and Administration (EDPA) and the Department of Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE) merged in 2009 to form the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD).]