OHS Board of Directors
District 6, Tonkawa
Term expiring 2023
Cheryl Evans has served as the 13th president of Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) since June 1, 2011. Prior to her position at NOC, Evans served seventeen years at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. For ten years she taught media courses and chaired the communication department on the Alva campus. For the next seven years, Evans led the university’s Enid campus. She was raised in Northwest Oklahoma, graduated from high school in Cherokee, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She finished her Master of Arts in communication at Wichita State University and her Doctorate of Education at Oklahoma State University.
Evans is past chair of the Enid Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Support Association. She chaired the Enid United Way campaign drive and served on the Integris Bass Health Center Board. Evans is a board member of the Oklahoma Education Television Authority and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Evans is past chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Council of Presidents, whose members include the presidents of all twenty-five Oklahoma public higher education institutions, and is also past chair for the Council of Oklahoma Community College Presidents.
Evans’s honors include Leadership Oklahoma (LOK) Class XXI, past LOK executive board member, and past program chair for Youth Leadership Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Leadership Tonkawa, Leadership Ponca City, and Leadership Greater Enid. She completed Harvard University’s Middle Management Program and Oklahoma’s Educators’ Leadership Academy. She has been recognized as one of the Journal Record’s Woman of the Year “50 Making a Difference.” She was selected as a member of the charter class of the American Council on Education Institute for New Presidents in 2012. Evans was named the 2015 “Pillar of the Plains” by the Enid News and Eagle.
Evans and her husband Tom enjoy traveling, serving in their church, family time, and photographing wildlife on their rural land in Alfalfa County. Tom is CEO and owner of Encompass Financial Services, Inc. They have two adult daughters named Cara and Christa. Christa and her husband Tim Rogers are the parents of Charlie and Caroline.