Nathan Evans

Nathan Evans  Acting President

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Dr. Nathan Evans was named acting president of Sonoma State University in May 2024. He has served in numerous leadership roles in the CSU Chancellor's Office, where he was appointed deputy vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs in April 2023 and was co-leading the division with Dr. Dilcie Perez while the CSU conducts a national search. 

Evans most recently served as associate vice chancellor and chief of staff, acting as senior designee in the Executive Vice Chancellor’s absence as well as principal advisor on policy development, strategic planning, interdivisional collaboration, and organizational development to accomplish division goals and objectives.

Evans has held leadership positions in ASA since 2011 and previously served as interim assistant vice chancellor for Student Academic Services and director of Enrollment Management for the CSU. In those capacities, he was responsible for systemwide student academic services, enrollment management, transfer programs and academic advising. He has also served in leadership posts in all three segments of public higher education in California—including San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, the University of California, San Diego and the San Diego Community College District as well as Arizona State University. His leadership spans academic and student affairs across the postsecondary continuum, from early outreach and TRiO programs to graduate education. He serves as chair of the California College Guidance Initiative Advisory Board and as a member of California’s Intersegmental Coordinating Council Executive Committee and California’s Cradle to Career System Governing Board.

He earned a doctorate of educational leadership from Fresno State University, and a master’s in Higher and Adult Education and baccalaureate degree in Intercultural and Organizational Communication from Arizona State University.