Former NOC president to speak at Women’s History Month
Dr. Cheryl Evans, Northern Oklahoma College President Emeritus, will speak at NOC’s Women’s History month Thursday, March 30 at the Gantz Center at NOC Enid.
The program begins at 11:45 a.m.
Dr. Cheryl Evans became the 13th President of Northern Oklahoma College in 2011 as the first female president in the College’s history. NOC is a public community college with locations in Tonkawa, Stillwater, and Enid serving nearly 5,000 students. NOC has been ranked nationally in three different independent studies by SmartAssets, WalletHub, and the Aspen Institute in Washington DC as being in the top 15 percent of community colleges in the country in recent years.
Prior to her position at NOC, Evans served seventeen years at NWOSU. For ten years she taught media courses and chaired the communication department on the Alva campus. For the next seven years Evans led the University’s Enid Campus. While at Northwestern, she served as self-study chair for the institution’s 2004 HLC accreditation visit. She also served as a peer reviewer for HLC.
She was raised in Cherokee, Oklahoma and completed her B.A. in Mass Communications at Northwestern. She finished her M.A. in Communication at Wichita State University and her Ed.D. at Oklahoma State University. While at Northwestern Evans was recognized with the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award in 2004 and selected by the SGA as the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year in 2000.
Evans is an active community member having served as the Enid Chamber of Commerce Chair for the 2010-11 year. In addition, Evans is past chair of the CDSA Board and served on the Integris Bass Health Center Board and chaired the United Way campaign drive in Enid. Evans is an ex-officio member of the Ponca City University Center Board and is appointed by the Governor to the Oklahoma Historical Society Board. She serves as a board member for OETA and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as well as a trustee to the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation.
Evans’ honors include Leadership Oklahoma Class XXI, past LOK board member, and served as a past program chair for Youth LOK. She is a graduate of Leadership Tonkawa, Leadership Ponca City, and Leadership Greater Enid. She completed Harvard University’s Middle Management Program and Oklahoma’s Educators’ Leadership Academy. She was recognized as the Journal Record’s Woman of the Year “50 Making a Difference” honorees and was inducted into their “Circle of Excellence.” She was selected for the charter class of the American Council on Education Institute for New Presidents.
The program is sponsored by the Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Committee.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.
NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.