Cheryl Evans was named 2015 Pillar of the Plains.

The Enid News & Eagle, along with community partners, created the Pillar of the Plains award to honor local people who have been active in the community. These individuals have taken on tasks and projects beyond their professions to better the quality of life in our community.

Evans, the 13th Pillar to be honored, is president of Northern Oklahoma College.

She spent her early childhood in Enid and returned years later to be dean of Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid before being named NOC president.

Evans has been active in the Enid community for years. She was Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce chairwoman 2010-11, and served on boards for Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Community Development Support Association and United Way campaign.

Now, she is on Oklahoma Historical Society board and Ok­­lahoma Foun­dation for Excellence board, and cur­­rently is chairwoman of Council of Ok­­­lahoma Community College Presidents.

Although they live in Tonkawa now, she and her husband, Tom, remain big supporters of Enid. He is owner of Encompass Financial Services here.

We’re proud to call Cheryl Evans the 2015 Pillar of the Plains.


By  Staff Writer

Enid News and Eagle