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May 23, 2012

Lake Erie College VP Joins Executive Team at Youngstown State University

(Painesville, Ohio) – Scott Evans, vice president for institutional advancement at Lake Erie College, has been named vice president for university advancement at Youngstown State University (YSU).

Evans joined Lake Erie College in 2006. He has overseen fundraising, government relations, marketing, public relations and alumni relations. He helped raise a record $40 million and significantly increase the public awareness and profile of the College.

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Scott Evans, vice president of institutional advancement, and my first hire as president of Lake Erie College, will be leaving us. Please join me in congratulating Scott on this tremendous career opportunity and for six years of outstanding leadership and service. He will be missed,” said President Michael T. Victor.

Evans will be one of the five members of Youngstown State’s senior leadership team. As vice president for university advancement at YSU, he will oversee the Office of University Development and the Office of Alumni and Events Management. YSU has more than 15,000 students, a $180 million annual operating budget, approximately 1,200 faculty and staff, 100-plus academic programs and roughly 100,000 alumni. Evans will take the position effective July 23.

"I am excited to join the YSU family and begin the next chapter in my career,” Evans said. "It has been an honor to serve President Victor and Lake Erie College during this period of transformation and growth. My wife, Meg, and I will always have a special place in our hearts for the College and this community. It has been an incredible ride.”

Evans previously was director of development at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) for eight years, where he also was associate director of the NEOUCOM Foundation. (NEOUCOM has since been renamed the Northeast Ohio Medical University.) He began his career as director of resource development at the United Way of Central Stark County in Canton. He is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary and a past member of the boards of the Membership Association of Fundraising Professionals’ North Central Ohio Chapter and Leadership Lake County. Evans has helped raise approximately $100 million over his 19-year career.


About Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College is an independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1856. Located in Painesville, Ohio, the College challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. Lake Erie College currently serves approximately 1,200 students, offers a combined 37 majors in undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the option to design an individualized major tailored to career and academic goals. The College is an NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and home to 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.


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