Dr. Tiffany Evans began her new role as the Colby Community College vice president of academic affairs on Monday. She fills the position vacated by Brad Bennett, who stepped down in October to become president at Seward County Community College.

"Colby Community College is extremely excited to have Dr. Evans join our team," said CCC President Dr. Seth Carter. "She brings an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge, and we feel she is a wonderful addition to the Colby family."

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Evans has also lived in Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Her appointment at CCC comes after serving in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as the special assistant to the system chancellor. Earlier posts were interim president and CEO at Henderson Community College and provost and chief academic officer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She was also the chief academic officer at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe, N.C., after working as a dean at Salt Lake Community College in Utah and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Evans said her lifelong passions are building stronger communities through educational opportunities.

"There is no greater honor than being entrusted with the responsibility of education and developing communities into robust opportunity hubs where students, residents, and business and industry can flourish."

She holds a doctorate in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her resume also includes three master's degrees covering library and information science from Kent State University, non-profit management from the University of Akron, and art history from Cleveland State University.

Evans moved to Colby with her husband, Douglas Fox. In her free time, she enjoys creating digital and mixed media collages, writing creative non-fiction, and attending Jimmy Buffett concerts.