Northwest President: Allegheny Campus, North Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center and West Hills Center
Dr. Evon Walters brings a diverse background of over 25 years of combined experience in research, teaching & executive leadership within Higher Education. His alma mater is the University of Massachusetts, where he completed his Doctorate, Master's and Bachelor's degrees. In 2003, he was nominated and selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE).His previous roles included President of Robert B. Miller College and Campus CEO and Executive Dean of the Eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College. Previous to Suffolk County Community College, he served as Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and as Vice President of Student Services at Onondaga Community College (OCC) in Syracuse, New York. Additionally, Dr. Walters served as faculty and chairperson of the education department at Olivet College in Michigan.
While at Olivet College, he was recognized and awarded with the Faculty Riethmiller Award, for "Excellence in Scholarship". He began his professional career at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was the Dean of Multicultural Affairs. During his career, he served eight years as a systems appraiser and evaluator for the Academic Quality Improvement program (AQIP) for the Higher Learning Commission accrediting body and was appointed by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board as a Commissioner on their College Readiness Commission. He is currently serving a three year term on the AACC Commission on Student Success.
A devoted teacher, Walters taught within the Higher Education program at Stony Brook University during his tenure at Suffolk County Community College. His research activities and leadership on issues associated with institutional transformation, student success, and diversity issues within higher education, have led to over 100 citations of his work, as well as book chapters and publications in national journals such as: Journal of College Student Retention, Research, Theory & Practice, League of Innovation, EDUCAUSE, Community College Review, Student Affairs Journal, Trustee Quarterly, Community College Week, Excellence and Equity in Education and About Campus and AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management Source. He currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice.
Recognized for his entrepreneurial and collaborative leadership approach, he is credited with spearheading the conceptualizing and construction of high tech, data driven "One Stop" Student Success Centers at three community colleges. In addition to guiding, facilitating and implementing these planning processes, he was successful in securing institutional and external funding support that aided in the construction of the Centers. Many of the Centers have been recognized nationally for the process he used and the creative integration of data and technology by the Community College Review, Campus Technology and EDUCASE journals.
In 2013, he was awarded the New York Suffolk County, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission award and the New York Governor's certificate of recognition for his public service and contributions to diversity in Suffolk county.