Kinesiology professor earns Emeritus status

Gail Evans, a former faculty member in the department of kinesiology, has been designated as an emerita professor at San José State University. Evans worked in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts for 18 years before she took an administration position on campus. She served as the associate dean of undergraduate studies from 2001-2008 before departing to take a position as the dean of undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University.

Shirley Reekie, the chair of the Kinesiology department, said it is especially exciting to have Evans as an emerita professor as she is also an alumna of the department. She received a bachelor’s of science in women’s physical education, followed by a master’s and a PhD in women’s physical education from Washington State University. She joined the faculty at SJSU in the 1983.

Upon her retirement from SFSU, SJSU President Mohammad H. Qayoumi formally conferred upon her the status of Professor Emerita in September. Emeritus professors are listed in the university catalog, have a permanent identification card and have many of the same privileges as active faculty members. The College of Applied Sciences and Arts maintains an emeritus faculty office for use when emeritus faculty from the College visit the SJSU campus.