Vice President for University Communications
Tom Evelyn joined Furman as Vice President for University Communications in August 2016. As chief communications officer, he is responsible for the university’s various communications platforms as well as envisioning the message and strategic positioning for Furman.
Before coming to Furman, Evelyn spent two years as Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing at the University of Florida. His higher education experience includes serving as Vice President for Communications at St. Lawrence University, where he was responsible for all communications and marketing for the university and the management of its National Public Radio affiliate, North Country Public Radio (WSLU-FM). He previously served as Senior Director of News and Media Relations at Bucknell University and Interim Assistant Vice President and Associate Director of News and Information at the University of Central Florida.
Before joining the higher education community, Evelyn spent 10 years working as a reporter and editor at several newspapers in Florida and Georgia. He also served as a cryptologist in the U.S. Navy while stationed in Spain and aboard ships on mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
Evelyn graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a philosophy minor and earned a master’s degree in communication from the University of Central Florida, where he also guest lectured in journalism and public relations.
To learn more, visit the University Communications website.