Carrie Evans

Senior Assistant Dean of Student Services & Executive Education
(206) 897-1465

Carrie Evans, assistant dean of students and executive education, manages student affairs for the MPA, Executive MPA, and Ph.D. programs. In this role, she leads a team of staff responsible for recruitment, admissions, advising, program operations, and support for prospective and current Evans School students. She also provides leadership for Cascade Executive Programs, the Evans School’s non-degree executive education unit, which offers professional development opportunities for public and nonprofit sector agencies and organizations across the region.

Previously at the Evans School, Carrie served as the director of executive education for five years, and in earlier years supported the Dean on strategic planning efforts and special initiatives.

In prior work, Carrie served as the deputy director of Washington Appleseed: Center for Law in the Public Interest; conducted research on low-income families for Washington Kids Count; as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member, led a state-wide initiative for school-based mentoring programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Maine and coordinated a maternal-child health project in rural Oregon; and led wilderness trip programming for teenage youth across the Pacific Northwest.

Carrie’s civic work has included co-chairing the Seattle Women’s Commission, an advisory board to the Mayor and Seattle City Council; serving on the Board and Fiscal Committee of WithinReach: Essential Resources for Family Health; and being actively engaged in the parent association at her son’s elementary school in South Seattle.

Carrie is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor society for public affairs and administration, as well as the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Carrie holds a bachelors degree in History from Colorado College and an MPA from the Evans School, where she was the recipient of the Betty Jane Narver Prize for a Degree Project of Outstanding Merit in her graduating year.