Meet the President

Dr. Evan D. Duff

Dr. Evan Duff began his tenure as President of North Carolina Wesleyan University on June 10, 2020, after serving as Interim President since June 2019.

He knows the university well after serving in multiple leadership roles since 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Olive College, a Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Along with his formal education, Dr. Duff also completed certificate programs with NC State University and Cornell University.

During his time at Wesleyan, Dr. Duff has served in the roles of Interim President, Provost, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Adult & Professional Studies, and adjunct instructor. In these roles, Dr. Duff was responsible for leading the effort to approve new majors, co-writing the University’s first graduate application to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools- Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and creating seven new offsite instructional locations. He was also responsible for facilitating the development of partnerships with 20 two-year and four-year colleges, which led to articulation agreements or memorandums of understanding between those colleges and NC Wesleyan.

During his career, Dr. Duff has authored or co-authored a great number of academic publications and presentations. He serves on many community boards and was awarded the volunteer of the year award with the Triangle Literacy Council in 2014. He has been honored with a variety of awards for service to the University and the community. He and his family most recently attended Hope Community Church in Cary, NC. Prior to this, Dr. Duff and his family were active members of Covenant UMC in Greenville NC, where he served on the Pastoral Personnel Committee. Dr. Duff and his wife of 23 years, Marcy, have three sons and a daughter – Tyson, Landon, Peyton and Chloe. Their household is completed with five furry loved ones—three dogs and two cats—all of which are rescues.

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