Evans, Karen



Job Title

Retired. Former Vice-President, Students


University of the Fraser Valley

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

EdD, 2006


Educational Studies – General


Campbell River, BC, Canada

I am a lifelong learner. Over the past 30 years I have worked with students and clients in a variety of roles, in both the public and private sector. I have worked as a banker, a post secondary educator and a business development consultant. In 2015 I retired from the University of the Fraser Valley, as the Vice- President Students, after serving in a variety of leadership roles, including University Secretary, Registrar, Associate Vice- President Teaching and Learning, and various Dean appointments involving International Education, Business, Information Technology, Continuing Studies, College and Career Preparation. Throughout my career, my focus has always been on development of the individual , whether it be in higher education or in assisting individuals in achieving their business/career goals and objectives. Most recently I have been involved in an anti-racism initiative and am learning more about the topic of white privilege. It has been very educational and useful as I come to terms with the injustices, including racism, that accompanied settler behaviour and the colonization of Turtle Island. I completed my Doctorate in 2006 and my thesis focused on educational policy issues related to the intersection of private interests in the public sphere and on the commercialization of higher education. I have taken professional development certificates in intercultural studies, quality assurance (ISO 9000) and lifeskill instructor. I am currently working as a volunteer board member for a multicultural and immigrant services organization on Vancouver Island. I am a beginner potter and have a great love for photographing nature.


Email: karen.evans2pets@gmail.com