Carrie Evans

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

Carrie Evans, Senior Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, provides strategic leadership and manages student affairs across the school’s suite of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with non-degree programming for mid-career professionals and international fellows. In this role, she leads a team of staff responsible for recruitment, admissions, advising, career development, program operations, student life, and leadership of new initiatives.

Previously at the Evans School, Carrie served as the Director of Executive Education for five years. She provided leadership for both degree and non-degree executive education programming for mid-career professionals across the public and nonprofit sector, regionally and internationally. In earlier year, she 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 (funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation); 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.

In addition to her campus leadership, including service on the UW Diversity Council and the UW Committee on Student Conduct, Carrie’s civic work has included co-chairing the Seattle Women’s Commission, an advisory board to the Mayor and Seattle City Council; serving as a Review Panelist for grant proposals supporting veterans in King County; serving on the Board of WithinReach: Essential Resources for Family Health; and being actively engaged in the parent associations at her son’s elementary and middle schools.

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 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado College and a Master of Public Administration 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.