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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 relations, marketing and communications, government relations and development. He works collaboratively with the Bloomsburg University Foundation to provide resources in support of Bloomsburg University. Under his leadership, the University and Foundation completed First and Goal, a fundraising campaign for Bloomsburg football, surpassing the $2M goal and are in the midst of a $2M Sutliff Hall campaign. Both campaigns are part of the University’s upcoming comprehensive capital campaign. During the private phase of the comprehensive campaign, the Foundation has received a $1.7M gift in support of the College of Business and a $2M gift in support of the College of Education.
Evans, originally from northern New Jersey, graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor's degree in speech communications and Bloomsburg University with a master's degree in business education.
Prior to working at BU, Evans served as associate VP for university advancement at Juniata College. Significant accomplishments under his leadership include leading and collaborating with the advancement and marketing team to design “Changing Lives to Change the World,” a fundraising initiative to increase the college's endowment to $100 million and developing and managing Juniata's $4.5 million Founders Hall Campaign.
Prior to his tenure at Juniata, Evans served as executive director for alumni and development at Lock Haven University. His primary responsibilities included leadership and oversight of the university's capital campaign, major gifts, annual giving and alumni relations. At Lock Haven, Evans spearheaded the university's largest comprehensive capital campaign, “Touching Tomorrow Today,” exceeding the $10 million goal. He also led the creation of the university's $10 million Alumni Conference Center Campaign.
Evans 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 graduated from Lock Haven University and received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. She is currently an associate professor and chair of the Business Administration Department at Lock Haven University. Their family includes four children, Derrick, Olivia, Mitch and Mia. The family enjoys traveling, skiing, running and racquet sports.