Harvard University selects JSU Associate V.P. for summer institute

Spencer McClenty


Nicole E. Evans, Ph.D

Jackson State University administrator Nicole E. Evans recently completed the summer 2011 session of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Evans, associate vice president for the JSU Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, and director of the university’s reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), was one of 109 participants from 34 states and nine countries.

The MLE, held June 18 – July 1, is designed for experienced administrators who are responsible for thinking strategically about their institutions’ change agendas. Participants are taught to understand which aspects of their institution’s mission and culture are critical to future success and how to close the gap between their best intentions and what they are actually able to accomplish. The institute also serves as a valuable opportunity for mid-career professional assessment and renewal. Participants are able to reflect on their own leadership strengths and weaknesses with Harvard faculty and accomplished colleagues from across the country and around the world.


22 thoughts on “Harvard University selects JSU Associate V.P. for summer institute

  1. Nicole , the JSU Speech Communication Department is very proud of such a wonderful graduate. You are a great role model for the students who are looking to you for leadership. Please keep up the good work.

    From your former professor, Dr. Patricia Murrain

  2. Hello Dr. Evans:
    Congratulations! This is an accomplishment worthy of emulation. No doubt you have returned with a stock of knowledge that will enhance your work at our university.

  3. Dr. Evans,

    Thank you for your dedication in maintaining and improving the our higher educational training. You represent the type of person that a president of a university would be proud to say, “She is one of our people.” Thanks again.

  4. Congratulations on such an outstanding opportunity and accomplishment! Continue to soar for great heights…..

    Princess Cry Brown

  5. Dr. Evans, congratulations on such a prestigious honor! This is great visibility for the University! D’Andra

    • Michael:

      Thanks for your suggestion, but that was done before I posted my comment about the problem I am experiencing.

  6. Come on guys, what is with the audio?

    If no one has noticed, it is virtually impossible to hear Dr. Evans comments, please address the problem.

    This has happened on other occasions, too.

    Thanks, much…

  7. So glad for your Missouri visit this past weekend. We are really proud of your accomplishments, professional and personal. Great career and great family,…

  8. I am not surprised at your accomplishments. This is only one in many of your GREATS. The best is yet to come. I am so PROUD of you!

  9. Congratulations Nicole! I am so proud of you for being selected to attend such a prestigious program at one of the most recognized colleges in America. Your blessing continue to shine upon you because you have such a big heart and a person of great character. I am so happy for you!!! Job Well Done!

  10. Congratulations Nicole. There maybe those that are surprised by your selection/attendance to this program at a prestigious institution, but I am not one. As I think back on your junior and senior years of high school, I feel there is no obstacle you can’t conquer. Your star is definitely shinning bright.

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