Title: (Retired) Program Director
Company: Cumberland County College
Location: Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States
Sandra Evans, Retired Program Director at Cumberland County College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.
Ms. Evans started her higher education at Grove City College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. She worked as a teacher at East Washington High School, and started as the coordinator of the learning laboratory for Cumberland County College, where she worked until 1978. In 1979, Ms. Evans took on a new position as a mathematics instructor, and after five years, she started as director of the success center at Cumberland County College. She worked there for 20 years, from 1984 to 2004, until her retirement in 2004.
In addition to her career with the university, Ms. Evans started as the chairman of the board of directors for the Literacy Volunteers of America in 1989. From 1989 to 1991, she worked as a tutor and trainer. She served as the project director for the Retention Initiative Project in 1991, and the same year, she started as the project director for the National Workplace Literacy Project. Ms. Evans also formed the Volunteers of America, an organization that served her community for decades, and taught classes to train community literacy tutors.
Ms. Evans continued her education at Glassboro State College, where she earned a Master of Arts in 1980. She also earned a degree in reading, and completed graduate coursework at Virginia Tech. She is a member of the National Education Association, the New Jersey Association of Development Educators, and the International Reading Association.
Ms. Evans is proud to work as a deacon and section member of the Presbyterian Church, and has taught Sunday school for many years. She credits Sharon Kewish as a mentor in her career, and has been recognized with several awards and honors. Ms. Evans received a Literacy Citation from the State Assembly of New Jersey in 1990, and a Literacy Award from the International Reading Association in 1988. As a testament to her success and experience as an educator, she was included in the 18th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.
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