“I’m a behind-the-scenes type of person,” Evans said.
Known for his penchant for citing inspirational quotes, Evans said he has always been one to try to motivate others.
The Adairsville High School graduate was recently named associate dean of technical studies and engineering technology at Chattahoochee Tech and in his new role, said he hopes to provide a link for students, faculty and staff.
As associate dean, Evans is charged with managing technical and engineering programs at the school, which include commercial truck driving, electrical and computer engineering technology, welding, television production, design and media production, environmental technology, automotive, horticulture, cosmetology and drafting.
His new role at the college brings him full circle at an institution where he started as a student.
Evans said he studied at the North Metro campus under a joint degree program with Georgia Highlands College, earning a degree in applied sciences.
He furthered his education at the University of Georgia before opening his own landscaping business, Pine Log Exteriors Landscaping Co.
His return to Chattahoochee Tech, first as an adjunct professor, and then as a full-time instructor in 2005, wasn’t planned, but seemed a natural progression for Evans.
“You try to do more and expand your horizons and I think this is part of it,” Evans said.
After teaching as a horticulture instructor, Evans moved into administration and most recently served as division chair for the school.
Evans is the right fit for his new role said Chattahoochee Tech Executive Vice President Trina Boteler.
“Shane Evans has a long history with the college and is an asset to the technical and engineering technologies programs with his focus on student success and developing a strong and viable workforce for this community,” said Boteler. “Students, staff and faculty benefit from Shane’s energy and enthusiasm as he leads the college’s effort to further develop our programs.”
Evans, who still lives in Bartow County with his wife Angela and their two children, said his goal as associate dean is to see students achieve success and help Chattahoochee Tech further its reach in the community.
“I would like to see more involvement with our industry, meaning our community and industry needs,” Evans said. I think also meeting students needs by offering more options and more flexibility.”