DRE Retires

David R. Evans, professor, education policy, research and administration, retired in December 2016 after having served the College of Education for 48 years. As the founding director of the College’s Center for International Education (CIE), he built the center into a leader in international education, developing collaborative relationships with agencies such as the World Bank, UNESCO, USAID, and the Peace Corps to bring innovative, highly effective education initiatives to many of the world’s under-developed and war-torn nations.

Along with his colleagues at CIE and across the college, Evans has been involved in educational projects in Latin America, Asia, and Africa that have generated more than $80 million in grants and contracts. For the past decade he has focused on developing higher education in Afghanistan. He was the principal investigator on three successive USAID-sponsored projects, with a cumulative budget of over $50 million, to further develop higher-education capacity in that country. He has worked, consulted and managed projects in more than 30 developing countries, providing perspectives which he brought to his teaching and research.

Evans  will continue to advising his Master’s and Doctoral students, participate in CIE activities, and continue to serve as Founding Director of the Center for International Education.

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