In October 2018, after a presentation to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Evans invited the community to take part in a series of five Town Halls. During the meetings, he shared a comprehensive review of UIW's financials leading to an update of the Vision and Strategic Priorities. Hosted at UIW's San Antonio campuses, including the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Rosenberg School of Optometry, the School of Physical Therapy, the Feik School of Pharmacy and the Broadway Campus, the meetings brought together faculty, staff and administrators. Dr. Evans also addressed student leadership through a presentation to the Student Government Association.
During the Town Hall meetings, he shared information about enrollment, retention, fundraising, revenue and expenses, strategic priorities, and planning processes, including campus master planning, to name a few topics.
Immediately following the presentations, UIW community members were invited to share thoughts and insights, ask questions about planning and progress, and otherwise take part in this important discussion.