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March 3, 2024 9:41 pm

Wayne Community College Achievement Coach completes equity program

GOLDSBORO – WCC Achievement Coach Chad Evans recently graduated from the North Carolina Student Success Center’s Equity Coach Academy.

The statewide program focuses on DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging). Through the program’s classes, participants were taught to look at scenarios through an “equity lens.”

“What may look good to one person may not look good to everyone. That might be equality, but it’s not equity,” Evans explained.

The academy’s participants took self-reflection surveys to get insight on how they could implement practices from their different strengths and abilities on their campuses.

“We look at things through one lens in society, but we must look through an equity lens to make sure things are equitable for all parties involved,” Evans said.

As an equity champion, Evans will help set up and implement DEIB constructs on WCC’s campus, ensuring students, faculty, and staff are seeing their needs met. “One of the key points of the DEIB academy is making sure we’re looking at everything full scale,” he said. “Now I can utilize my knowledge and abilities to help our campus.”

Evans is a graduate of WCC’s Business Administration / Operations Management program. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Wesleyan University where he is now pursuing a master’s degree in the same subject. Evans plans to work toward obtaining a doctorate degree.

He began working at WCC as the minority male coordinator, helping to increase the minority male presence at the College. Evans then became a recruiter before transitioning to his current position in 2019.