Evans Elected as Vice President of the SCGDA | News
SC State alumnus and interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies at South Carolina State University, Dr. Frederick M.G. Evans, ’89, was recently elected as the vice president of the South Carolina Graduate Deans Association (SCGDA).
Comprised of 32 institutions, SCGDA’s primary purpose is to advance higher education in the state of South Carolina. SCGDA reviews graduate school data collection to track degree completion, enrollment and attrition rates, trends in international enrollment, graduate assistantships, and admission assessment test data. Member institutions also share ideas and concepts to enhance graduate program offerings across the state and create strategic avenues for graduate faculty development, partnerships for grant development, and the development of new graduate programs.
Evans noted that he is extremely excited about the opportunity to continue to serve his beloved state and represent SC State University as the newly elected vice president of SCGDA. “Through budgetary shortfalls around the state of South Carolina, declining enrollments, and limited grant funding, I have learned that it is not essential, and it is not possible that everyone agree with you, but it is essential and possible that everyone understands you,” says Evans. “It is with this spirit I wish to bring a full understanding to the table of SCGDA seeking for even more ways to reevaluate and rework how graduate education is funded, being an advocate for teaching, scholarship, and research.”
Evans expects to host a statewide association meeting on the campus of SC State during the 2012-2013 academic year.