CLU announces two leadership appointments

Claremont Lincoln University announced this week it has named two administration appointments: Joanna Bauer as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, and Nita Evans as Dean of Academic Affairs.

Prior to her new role, Ms. Bauer served as associate vice president of academic affairs at CLU, after two years as an academic dean. She is an educator who believes in the value of learning and the intersection of ethical leadership, sustainable solutions and social change. She has held a variety of academic administrative positions, and taught for more than 20 years. Ms. Bauer earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership and management from Capella University, her master’s degree from California State University, Northridge and her bachelor’s from California State Polytechnic University.

Prior to being named dean of academic affairs, Ms. Evans spent two years as a member of CLU’s teaching faculty pool. She was named faculty chair for the master’s in social impact program in early 2020. She is an education activist with more than 15 years of college teaching experience, and has spent her career dedicated to issues of equity and access for women and communities of color. Ms. Evans earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from Stony Brook University, and her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY College at Old Westbury. As a 2021 Mira Fellowship winner, she is working to close the opportunity gap and create an actionable plan for social change in the areas of higher education and race.

Last week, CLU announced the formation of its MPA Inaugural Advisory Council, comprised of several California change-makers who will extend their experience and expertise to shape the curriculum of CLU’s Master in Public Administration program.

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