Evans named VP of Communications and Marketing at GRU

Jack Evans has been named Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Georgia Regents University, effective immediately.

Evans, who began serving as Interim Vice President in April, will oversee communications and marketing functions for Georgia Regents University, Georgia Regents Health System, and Georgia Regents Medical Associates.  As the principal communications and branding advisor, he will work closely with the executive leadership team to promote, enhance, and protect the university and health system brands and to address the strategic messaging needs of the organization.

“Communication plays a critical role in the success of the organization,” said Karla Leeper, Chief of Staff to the President and head of the university’s external affairs divisions. “Jack has imagined a new approach to ‘telling our story’ by working to create a departmental structure that more closely aligns the communications and marketing functions with the mission and vision of the institution. I am confident that his experience and passion will serve us well as he works to build our national and global reputation as a leader in health care, academics, and research.”

Evans came to GRU in 2005 to oversee the standardization and improvement of campus digital communications and information resources. Since that time, he has gone on to serve as Director of University Communications, Associate Vice President of Communications and Creative Services, and most recently, Interim Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

A communications and marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience, his leadership was instrumental in the successful creation and branding of GRU/GRHealth, a $1.2 billion enterprise.

Evans received his bachelor’s in communications from GRU.