Kari S. Evans has served as the Executive Director of the Bicentennial at the University of Virginia since 2014. She is responsible for strategic planning and development, oversight, and execution of programming and content to commemorate this extraordinary milestone in the University’s history. Additionally, Ms. Evans is the University’s Protocol Officer, offering training in protocol and etiquette as well as supporting efforts to bring Ambassadors and other foreign dignitaries to the University, providing the community the opportunity to learn from and engage with international leaders.
Ms. Evans was previously the Director of Donor and Constituent Relations at UVA, where she managed stewardship of the university’s major donors. She successfully coordinated the CASE-award winning public launch of UVA’s $3 billion campaign in 2006 with 54 events over the course of four days, including a black tie gala for 900 and fireworks over the University’s historic Rotunda for 10,000 students, faculty, staff, and guests.
Prior to joining the University community, Ms. Evans worked as a Program Officer at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Ms. Evans received a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Educational Policy and Management and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.