Evans named Towson Senior Associate AD

April 09, 2013 | WNST Staff


Former Memphis Administrator To Serve As Tigers’ Chief Development Officer

TOWSON, Md. – University of Memphis Assistant Athletics Director Carl Evans has been named as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Development Officer at Towson University, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Mike Waddell.

His main responsibilities will include oversight of the Tiger Scholarship Fund staff and fundraising activities while personally focusing on securing major gifts for the Towson athletics department.

“Carl has a passion for development and for being here at Towson,” says Waddell.  “During almost seven years at Memphis, he was promoted twice within the organization.  His major gifts experience over the most recent fundraising year included two gifts of more than $500,000 with unrestricted giving going up 46% under his leadership.  He has experience on all levels of the fundraising ladder and will bring a great deal of enthusiasm, structure, and an enhanced sense of accountability to our Tiger Club operation.”

A native of Ramah, New Mexico, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Weber State University. During his years at Weber State, he was a wide receiver for the Wildcats’ football team.

He began his career in development at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2004. He worked on the Rebel Athletic Fund from January of 2004 through October of 2006. During his time at UNLV, annual support for the Rebel Athletic Fund increased by 21 percent.

In November of 2006, he joined the staff at the University of Memphis as the Assistant Director of the Athletics Development. In 2009, he was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Development at Memphis.

At Memphis, he was instrumental in securing a $2.6 million gift, the largest gift ever to women’s athletics at Memphis.

During his years at Memphis, he helped the program raise more than $80 million.

Evans, who earned his Master’s degree in Athletics Development from UNLV, started his duties at Towson on April 8.

He and his wife, Starla, are the parents of three daughters.