Jennifer Evans-Cowley began her term as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of the University of North Texas in July 2017. A native of Arlington, Texas, and a UNT alumna, Evans-Cowley previously served as vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses at The Ohio State University between 2014 and 2017. Prior to entering the higher education field, Evans-Cowley worked in city government in College Station and Amarillo and also has experience working with the Environmental Protection Agency. She taught at Texas A&M University and then at Ohio State. While at Ohio State, she chaired City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School before being promoted to associate dean for academic affairs and administration in the College of Engineering. Evans-Cowley holds a Bachelor of Science in political science, a master’s of urban planning and a Ph.D. in urban and regional science from Texas A&M University, and a master’s of public administration from UNT.