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Dan Evans named executive dean for regional campuses

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 13, 2006) -- Dan Evans, dean of Ohio University Southern, has been appointed executive dean for regional campuses for the Office of University Outreach and Regional Campuses.

Dan EvansIn this role, Evans will serve as the chief operating officer for regional campuses. Working with campus deans and UORC staff, he will coordinate implementation of regional campus strategic plans and other day-to-day activities.

"The Regional Campuses play an integral and vital role in accomplishing the mission of Ohio University," Evans said. "I am excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to working more closely with the other regional deans and Vice President Bird as we continue to expand educational services to our students and our communities."

Vice President for University Outreach and Regional Campuses Charles Bird said the new position was needed because the scope of UORC continues to expand and that Evans is a strong advocate who can focus on campus issues and concerns.

"In the past, I was able to devote the great majority of my time to regional campus matters, but that has become much more difficult because of the recent expansion of the UORC office and its mission," Bird said. "It is important that the regional campuses are well represented and I have no doubt that Dan will provide that representation."

Bird said the other four regional campus deans will continue to report directly to him.

Evans became dean at OUS on July 1, 2001. Prior to that, he had served as dean of Wright State University's Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio, since 1994. From 1981 to 1994, he held several administrative positions at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, serving his last four years as assistant vice president of academic affairs.

Evans earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1973 and a doctoral degree in higher education administration in 1990, both from Ohio University. He also received a master's degree in counseling from Morehead State University in 1978.

OUS is one of Ohio University's five regional campuses and is located in Ironton, Ohio. The Proctorville Center, a satellite educational facility that is part of the Southern Campus, will move into a new building this fall. It is also located in Lawrence County. For more information about the Southern Campus, visit www.southern.ohiou.edu.

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