Dr. David Evans served as President of Southern Vermont College from January 2015 through May 2019. He has also served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Buena Vista University (2008-2014). Prior to joining Buena Vista University, he was Dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University (2005-2008), Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, Speech and Journalism at Georgia College & State University (2000-2005), and a member of the faculty (1990-2000) and Chair of the Department of English (1996-2000) at Cornell College.
Dr. Evans was elected as a board member for The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) to represent the Northeast region in 2016, and served as Chair of the Policy Analysis and Public Relations Committee until his departure for Bulgaria. He was active on the Board of the Bennington Chamber of Commerce since 2015, and served as President in 2019. He also served as board president of the Vermont Higher Education Council from July, 2016 through June, 2017. Dr. Evans was also the New England Collegiate Conference representative to the NCAA Division III Presidents Advisory Group from 2017-2019. He holds a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, all in English.