Local Women: Dr. Eva Evans

Retired Deputy Superintendent of Lansing Public Schools Throughout the years, Dr. Eva Evans has played a strong role in the Lansing School District. From teacher to building administrator to everything in-between, Evans finally retired as Deputy Superintendent of Lansing Public Schools. Inspired by her mother to go into education, Evans believes that every child should have equal educational opportunities. “If you have a good education, you can take it with you wherever you go,” says Evans. Along with her commitment to education, Evans has a passion for the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Evans served as the 24th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority from 1994-1998. “It was a fabulous, hard job. But I loved it all and got to meet many people like Colin Powell,” says Evans. In addition, Evans has served on the Lansing Board of Water and Light, the Tri-County United Way, the Lansing Community College Foundation and the Sparrow Hospital Women’s Board. In 1991, Evans was the recipient of the ATHENA award. “You’re with distinguished company as an ATHENA winner,” says Evans. These days, Evans sings with The Earl Nelson Singers Company. “Singing gives me great joy and keeps me busy,” she says.

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