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Meg Evans named director of LGBT Resource Center

Meg Evans LGBT Resouce Center director-h
Meg Evans

Meg Evans, the former LGBTQ resources coordinator and housefellow at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named the new director of the LGBT Resource Center at UGA.

“The student experience will be greatly enhanced by Meg’s extensive experience and leadership in LGBTQ resources,” said T.W. Cauthen, assistant vice president for academic, campus and community partnerships. “Her approach at Carnegie Mellon was comprehensive and effective, and we look forward to experiencing similar success here at UGA.”

“I love this work because it means I get to engage in the difficult conversations,” Evans said. “I get to work beside incredible students and colleagues who want to work together to welcome and affirm LGBT people.”

The LGBT Resource Center provides programming and engagement to meet the needs of the LGBT and ally communities by creating an environment of advocacy, education and support. Current programming highlights include Dawgs Making It Better, a weeklong program to promote awareness in the campus community; the student organization Lambda

Alliance; and the Safe Space program, which educates faculty, staff and students who are interested in learning how to better support and affirm the LGBT community.

In addition to supervising the resource center’s staff, Evans will oversee and facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of educational, social, support and resource programs for students about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. She also will serve as an advocate for the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on the UGA campus and beyond.

“It is my hope that through continued intersectional programming and educational initiatives, the LGBT Resource Center will continue to provide a space for students to feel affirmed and empowered,” Evans said.

Evans joined UGA Aug. 10.