Erik Evans

Erik Evans
Vice President for Advancement

Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications - Lock Haven University 

Master of Education, Business Education - Bloomsburg University 

Contact Information
  • Bloomsburg
  • 316 Greenly Center

  • Lock Haven
  • Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center

  • Mansfield
  • North Hall

  • Clearfield
  • Founder's Hall

As vice president for advancement at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, Erik Evans is responsible for alumni and professional engagement, marketing and communications, and all philanthropic/capital campaigns. He works collaboratively with the university president and the foundations to provide philanthropic and entrepreneurial resources in support of Commonwealth University and its locations.

Under his leadership, the university and foundation initiated It’s Personal, a $50 million comprehensive capital campaign, the largest of its kind in Bloomsburg’s history. To date, over $60 million has been raised in support of student scholarships, faculty research, student professional development and emerging opportunities.

Evans, originally from northern New Jersey, graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor's degree in speech communications and from Bloomsburg University with a master's degree in business education.

Earlier in his career, he served as associate vice president for university advancement at Juniata College and executive director for alumni and development at Lock Haven University. He also worked in private industry as a marketing manager for Superior Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. He subsequently taught high school business education and computer applications courses and coached varsity softball at Middleburg High School in Pennsylvania.

Evans's wife, Cori, also a graduate of Lock Haven University, is a professor and chair of the business and computer science department at Lock Haven University. Their family, which includes children Derrick, Olivia, Mitch and Mia, enjoys traveling, dining out and sports activities.