College of Education and Human Services Director of Assessment and Accreditation Dr. Jessica Evans will work to develop strategic priorities, evaluate policies, offer fiscal oversight and support fundraising
MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Dr. Jessica Evans, who serves as director of assessment and accreditation within the College of Education and Human Services, has been elected to the board of directors for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Evans will serve as one of five new members on the board working to develop strategic priorities for the organization. She will also help to evaluate organizational policies, provide fiscal oversight and support fundraising efforts.
Evans has been a member and supporter of AIUSA for over 15 years, previously serving as an area coordinator and state organizer for Kentucky. She has also served as the inaugural vice chair for the City of Murray Human Rights Commission and past board chair for the Western Kentucky American Red Cross.
“I am grateful for the opportunity and thankful for the confidence of the membership for electing me to the board,” Evans said. “Amnesty International has been at the forefront of the human rights movement for over 50 years and I look forward to working more closely with the organization and continuing my commitment to fighting injustice and inequality.”
After beginning her studies in English education at Murray State, Evans completed her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She returned to Murray State and completed her Master of Science in human development and leadership and Master of Science in organizational communication. Evans received her EdD in educational psychology and technology with a concentration in higher education learning and technology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
In addition to her work on the board of directors, Evans is active within the community and on campus. She serves as the vice president of Staff Congress and the 4-H Youth Development Council and is on the executive committee of the Kentucky Association for Institutional Research, along with membership in the Black Faculty and Staff Association and WKMS Community Board as well as other local and national organizations.