Saundra Yates Evans has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services and Project Management at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Ms. Evans had been Director of Research Services at N.C. A&T since 2004. That office assists faculty members with the development of proposals and budgets, identifying funding opportunities, and training in grant writing and related skills.
In her new position, Ms. Evans also will have responsibility for the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics and for project management, a new capability for the Division of Research and Economic Development. The project management function will assist researchers in administering complex research projects and managing spending.
Ms. Evans is a native of Greensboro and a graduate of Dudley High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in mass media and communications from Hampton University and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she had a fellowship from the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. She is now a doctoral student in A&T’s Leadership Studies Program. She expects to receive her degree in December 2013.
Her initial affiliation with A&T came in 2002 as director of a joint A&T-UNCG economic development project serving local entrepreneurs, Technology Outreach at Nussbaum. Before that, Ms. Evans was co-owner with her husband, Edward T. Evans, of Parkway Services, a corporate facilities maintenance firm that operated in seven states.