The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System, Faculty, Staff, Students
and Alumni of Peru State College
Request the honor of your presence at the investiture of
Michael R. Evans, Ph.D.
As the thirty-fourth president
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Inaugural ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
Peru State College Campus, Performing Arts Center
Reception to follow from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Al Wheeler Activity Center
Dr. Michael Evans came to Peru State College from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he served for six years as the Vice President for Academic Affairs for SNHU’s on-campus program in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Previously, Evans was the Provost at Unity College in Maine and served as the Interim Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, where he also served on the faculty for 15 years. Before his career in higher education, he worked for 13 years in the publishing industry.
Evans holds a doctorate in folklore from Indiana University, and he focuses his research on expressions of indigenous cultures through the mass media. With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship, he lived for nine months in a small village in the eastern Canadian Arctic, conducting ethnographic fieldwork with Inuit videographers. That research project resulted in two published books. He has conducted similar work in the Australian Outback, working with Aboriginal video and radio professionals, and he has worked in several Native American nations as well.
Parking & Special Accommodations
Parking areas are designated on the parking map and will be identified with signs on the date of the inauguration. Shuttles will be
running from various parking lots to assist our guests.
If you require special accommodations for parking at tthe ceremony or reception, please call 402-872-2239 to make arrangements.