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Vice President for University Advancement
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As vice president for advancement at Bloomsburg University, Erik Evans is responsible for alumni and professional engagement, marketing and communications, and all philanthropic/capital campaigns. He works collaboratively with the university president and the Bloomsburg University Foundation to provide philanthropic and entrepreneurial resources in support of Bloomsburg University.
Under his leadership, the university and foundation initiated First and Goal, a fundraising campaign for Bloomsburg football that surpassed it $2 million goal, and a $2 million Sutliff Hall campaign. Both campaigns are part of the university’s $50 million comprehensive capital campaign, It’s Personal.
The foundation received several significant commitments in support of the university’s strategic priorities during the private phase of the It’s Personal comprehensive campaign. To date, $36.4 million has been raised in support of student scholarships, faculty research, student professional development and emerging opportunities.
Evans, originally from northern New Jersey, graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor's degree in speech communications and from Bloomsburg University with a master's degree in business education.
Earlier in his career, he served as associate vice president for university advancement at Juniata College and executive director for alumni and development at Lock Haven University. He also worked in private industry as a marketing manager for Superior Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. He subsequently taught high school business education and computer applications courses and coached varsity softball at Middleburg High School in Pennsylvania.
Evans's wife, Cori, also a graduate of Lock Haven University, received her doctoral degree in higher education administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. She is a professor and chair of the business and computer science department at Lock Haven University. Their family, which includes children Derrick, Olivia, Mitch and Mia, enjoys traveling, dining out and sports activities.