Conrad and Joy Evans

Conrad and Joy Evans have spent twelve years experiencing new cultures, developing long-term relationships and serving as a liaison between the people of Ethiopia and the American contingent responsible for construction of institutions of higher learning in Ethiopia. They arrived in Ethiopia as a young married couple and left as a family of six including four boys, all born in Ethiopia. As part of Oklahoma State University’s Ethiopia Program, Mr. Evans taught at the Jimma Agricultural Technical School and served as the director of the physical plant and services department.

Mr. Evans has served as an election observer for the United Nations in Ethiopia, an educational consultant to the Institute for International Education, the president of Oklahoma’s international development group and the administrator of the OSU World Forestry Development Project in Ethiopia.

Mr. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Oklahoma A&M and a master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics from OSU.

Mrs. Evans has worked as an art teacher in Texas and Oklahoma, in the biochemistry department at OSU and at Architectural Services at OSU. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art education with a minor in biological sciences at Phillips University and a Master of Science degree in industrial arts education from OSU.