Dr. Bruce Evans joins ACU foundation as executive vice president

For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

With a strong Abilene Christian University history, Dr. Bruce M. Evans has joined the ACU Foundation as executive vice president to promote ACU and help grow the university's endowment to ensure a vibrant future for the school. Evans return to ACU was effective Nov. 1.

Evans first joined the ACU faculty in 1961 as an instructor of music. After that, he served as provost and chief executive officer of Lubbock Christian University, and he was a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University.

From 1975 to 1984 Evans was president of College of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M.

Returning to Abilene then, he joined ACU's administrative team in 1984 as vice president for university advancement, then served almost three years as dean of the Graduate School. He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education in New York from 1988 to 1992, and most recently, Evans served as executive director for Herald of Truth Ministries.

Dan Garrett, president of ACU Foundation, said he is very pleased for Evans' return and the opportunity to work with Dr. Evans again. Both were in similar positions with the university briefly in 1984.

"As ACU considers a goal of $1 billion for its endowment, we need Bruce's foresight, skills and vision," Garrett said. "There will be two kinds of institutions in the future - former and endowed. Bruce will play a pivotal role in securing an appropriate endowment to help secure the future of the university."

Dr. Royce Money, ACU president, said, "ACU is fortunate to have Bruce Evans back on campus. His experience and knowledge will be instrumental in ensuring ACU is positioned as it should be to train people to change the world."

A native of Snyder, Evans received his bachelor of science and master of education degrees from ACU and his doctorate degree from Texas Tech University.

He and his wife, Jane, have two children: Melanie, a 1982 graduate of ACU, and Jay, a 1988 graduate of ACU. They also have five grandchildren.

Evans is a member of Highland Church of Christ where he serves as an elder.


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