Jackson State University has promoted Dr. Nicole Edwards Evans to vice president and to the president’s Cabinet.
Previously, Evans, a native of Jackson, served as associate provost for Institutional Research, Planning and Enrollment Management in which she was instrumental in pushing JSU to record enrollment of more than 9,500 students. As well, she was pivotal in increasing JSU’s online degree programs from two to 19. In 2011, Evans led the SACS reaffirmation process, which resulted in the institution being reaccredited for 10 years.
In her new role as vice president for Enrollment Management and Institutional Research, Evans will continue to oversee enrollment management, institutional research and assessment, accreditation and JSUOnline. Evans received her undergraduate degree in speech communications at JSU. She earned her graduate degree in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she also earned her doctorate in higher education administration and research. She has worked at JSU for over eight years.
She previously was associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Lane College and was on the faculty at Tougaloo College.