Evans, K. James

Evans Jim

Dr. K. James Evans

Academic Affairs

Contact Information:


224 Marilyn Horne Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
Ph.D. , University of Pittsburgh 1980
M.Ed. South Dakota State University 1972
B.S. Grove City College 1970

Short Bio:

Dr. Evans has served as dean of student affairs at Pitt-Bradford since 1976. In 1994, he was named a vice president. In his role, he oversees the traditional areas found within student affairs-career services, counseling services, health services, new student orientation, residential life and housing, student activities, community engagement and the chapel, and student conduct. Additionally, for 16 years (from 1999 to 2015), he served as the senior administrator responsible for oversight of the offices of admissions and financial aid.

Dr. Evans has been involved in the growth and development of Pitt-Bradford over a period of 40+ years, including the major milestones of the college's transformation into a 4-year college in 1979, its move into NCAA Division III athletics in the 1990s, and the development of the campus master plan in 1992-1994, which created a unified architectural plan for the magnificent campus that Pitt-Bradford students, faculty, and staff enjoy today.

Dr. Evans is active in community and regional activities, most recently having served as an elected member of the Bradford City Council. He also was member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Bradford Area, and for nine years was a member of the Board of Representatives for Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-FM and WPSU-TV), where he chaired the Education Committee. Currently he is on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and is a member of the Alumni Council of Grove City College.  He is a member of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and a former President of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Personnel Administrators (PASPA). In addition, Dr. Evans has served as Executive Dean on several around the world voyages of “Semester at Sea”, which is sponsored by the Institute for Shipboard Education at Colorado State University, and formerly by the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Evans is a native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of New Kensington High School. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served on active duty as an officer in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) in the early 1970s. Residing in Bradford, he is married to Dr. Lisa M. Fiorentino, Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Rural Health Practice at Pitt-Bradford.