BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as they raised me as a child during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s,” expressed Dr. Evans.

She was unanimously selected by the College’s Board of Trustees after a nationwide search by Academic Search, an executive search firm dedicated to serving higher education institutions. She will succeed Richard A. Levao.

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“My heart is overflowing with this blessing and privilege. You will not find anyone more dedicated to the mission, vision, and goals of Bloomfield College as we move this great college forward with our commitment for diverse students to have access to an affordable education. We will become a national leader and role model for inclusive excellence.” Dr. Evans added. Bloomfield College holds the designations of a Predominately Black Institution (PBI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

President Richard A. Levao, who will retire after serving the College for 16 years, is excited for Bloomfield College’s next chapter with Dr. Evans at the helm.

“The Bloomfield College community is extremely pleased to have Dr. Evans assume the leadership of this wonderful institution in its 150th year,” said President Levao. “Her experience, dedication to our College’s mission, as well as her personal warmth, energy, and compassion bodes well for the future of this College that so many of us love so well.”

Currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), Dr. Evans sequentially served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean at OLLU and Associate Dean and Department Chair at University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dr. Evans and her husband, Edgar, are exceedingly proud parents of six children, five of whom graduated from minority serving institutions. She and her husband are looking forward to moving to New Jersey.