Evon Washington Walters, Ed.D.
Evon Walters took office as Robert Miller College’s 4th president on February 3, 2014. He brings a diverse background of over 21 years of combined experience in research, teaching & senior executive leadership within Higher Education. His previous roles included Associate Vice President of Student Services and Campus CEO and Executive Dean of the Eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College. Previous to Suffolk County Community College, he served as the 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, he has served as chairperson of the education department at Olivet College in Michigan, Dean of Multicultural Affairs at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University at Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Walters has taught within the Higher Education graduate program of Stony Brook University during his tenure in Long island New York. 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).
Dr. Walters is recognized for his research and leadership on issues associated with institutional transformation, student retention and culture and equity issues within higher education. His research activities have led to book chapters and publications in national and peer reviewed journals such as: Journal of College Student Retention, Research, Theory & Practice, 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 an associate editor for the International Higher Education and Learning Review, HETL and as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice. Progressively throughout his career, he has spearheaded numerous institutional projects that have centered on student success and academic program expansion. Some of these programs has been a part of national initiatives such as the “Achieving the Dream” and the “Foundations of Excellence” projects. In the area of institutional transformation, he has provided entrepreneurial leadership on the “One Stop” Student Success Center concept, where in addition to publishing, he has established multiple operations at different institutions. Many of these operations have been recognized by the Community College Review, Campus Technology and EDUCASE journals.
Dr. Walters currently serves on the board of directors for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL). He is also a systems appraiser for the Academic Quality Improvement Program of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Dr. Walters is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is married to the former Rhonda Walker of Michigan, who was a senior Training Associate within the Human Resource department at Stony Brook University. They have a son Evon Walters, Jr.
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