Morgan State University (MSU) President David Wilson has appointed Sidney H. Evans Jr. as the university’s new vice president for finance and management. He replaces Raymond C. Vollmer, who retired from Morgan in June 2014, after 40 years of service.
Evans served as the senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Howard University from 2005 to 2009, managing the Howard University and Howard University Hospital budgets. Prior to that, he served as the vice president for finance at Dillard University in New Orleans. His other previous positions include, among others, manager and assistant controller for Unisys Corporation, where he worked with the staff of the corporate chief financial officer of the $10-billion company. Facilitating long-range strategic objectives for institutions of higher education and not-for-profit organizations is one of the areas of expertise for Evans, who began his career more than 30 years ago as a commercial banking officer with Citibank and Wachovia.
“We are delighted to have Mr. Evans as part of Morgan’s administrative team,” said MSU President David Wilson. “The vice president for finance and management is a critical position at Morgan and Evans is a great fit. He is innovative, ethical and a seasoned financial manager who possesses superior analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.”
Evans is a graduate of Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, with a specialty in finance. He also has an investment certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and is a member of the Oxford Round Table of England. He has served on the boards of a number of not-for-profits.
“I am extremely honored to join the management team at Morgan State University,” said Evans. “This University has a rich tradition and has a unique niche in the higher education arena. Further, I am pleased to have the opportunity to work for Dr. Wilson, one of the leading new presidents and a person for whom I have the utmost respect. I look forward to making a strong contribution to the University.”
Evans’ appointment at Morgan was effective Oct. 16, 2014.
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.