Appointment of Professor Ivan Evans as Provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC)


SUBJECT: Appointment of Professor Ivan Evans as Provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC)

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Professor of Sociology, Ivan Evans, as the next Provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College, effective July 1, 2015. Professor Evans is currently serving as Acting Provost at Earl Warren College.

Professor Evans received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1990 after serving as a Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and as a Visiting Professor at UCLA. His publications include Bureaucracy and Race: Native Administration in South Africa and Cultures of Violence: Lynching and Racial Killing in South Africa and the American South. For more than three decades, Professor Evans has committed himself to teaching, diversity, and the student experience. He has a long-standing affiliation with Roosevelt College, having taught in the Making of the Modern World (MMW) program for more than sixteen years. He has conducted research supported by two Fulbright scholarships and has received Roosevelt College’s Teaching Award. Professor Evans’ commitment to MMW embodies ERC’s mission of fostering international cooperation and global diversity.

In addition to his distinguished accomplishments in teaching and scholarship, Professor Evans has made significant service contributions to our university. He has served on the Sociology Department’s Diversity Committee, as Vice Chair on the Senate Committee for Diversity and Equity, represented the committee at the system-wide Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (UCAAD), and served as president of the UC San Diego Faculty Association (SDFA). As President of the California Conference of the American Association of University Professors (CA-AAAUP) and as the SDFA’s representative on the system-wide Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), Professor Evans paid particular attention to the potential impact of policy changes on university diversity.

Professor Ivan Evans’ commitment to students and his corresponding interests with Roosevelt College’s focus on international issues, make him exceptionally well qualified to provide leadership as Provost. I am delighted that he has accepted this important position, and ask that you join me in offering him best wishes and support in his new role. Please also join me in thanking Professor Richard Madsen for his tenure of service as Acting then Interim Provost of Roosevelt College, during the past two academic years.

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor

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