The appointment of Brian Evans as Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Georgetown College, effective July 1, has been announced by President William H. Crouch, Jr. Evans becomes the first African American Vice President for the historically Baptist institution that will celebrate in 2012 its 225th anniversary of providing Christian education. He will serve on the College’s Executive Cabinet.
“During the six years that Brian and I have worked together, I have been so impressed with his work ethic, integrity and passion for students,” said Crouch. “This is another important milestone in the College’s diversity journey.”
Evans has been Georgetown’s Executive Director for Diversity since 2005 and will continue to lead the College’s diversity initiatives. He has guided Georgetown College through the most significant growth in diversity in its history. His efforts have helped the College retain over 85% of its minority students which now represent nearly ten percent of the undergraduate population. In addition, he has been instrumental in the College’s hiring of a minority architect and contractor to design a planned Bishop College Center on campus that will house classrooms and offices.
Prior to joining Georgetown College, Brian served in a number of roles that impacted youth, perhaps most notably as a high school football coach at Louisville’s Pleasure Ridge Park (his alma mater) for 10 seasons from 1994-2004. He is at his best while working with young people to help them change their lives and dream beyond their current boundaries. He has also donated his time as a weekly reader in local kindergarten classrooms and served as a volunteer for the Street Ball competition in Louisville. He has been named Volunteer of the Year for Jefferson County Public Schools.
The Louisville, Kentucky native attended the University of Kentucky on a full football scholarship from 1989-94 playing wide receiver. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Masters of Art in Teaching with an emphasis in mathematics. Prior to joining the Georgetown College staff in ’05, he was with Metro United Way in Louisville for eight years. In 2008, he completed his Certification as a Diversity Trainer from Cornell University.
Brian is most proud of his role as a devoted father and husband. He is married to the former Robbie Young and they have three children.
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