Evangeline Pearson is a staff member with the Office of Student Services and Instructional Support. She is the Director of Advisement for the College of Science and Technology. Originally, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Evangeline has been in Houston for the past 12 years. She holds an MPA from Florida Atlantic University and a BA in Political Science from Howard University. She began her career as a teacher with the Broward County School Board, which fueled her passion for working with students before switching gears to another area. From there, she served as a Senior Planner/Local Emergency Planning Council Coordinator for the South Florida Regional Planning Council. In 2000, Mrs. Pearson was the recipient of the State of Floridas Emergency Response Commission Award for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Training for providing training and coordination of a regional rail disaster drill for the South Florida emergency response community in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. After working with Houston Independent School District, Evangeline joined the TSU family and has been with the University for 10 years serving as an Academic Advisor/Coordinator of New Student Orientation and instructor for Sociology 211 now known as FS 102. The job of academic advisor allows her the opportunity to make a real difference in students lives and is a job that she takes very seriously. Evangeline is a member of the National Academic Advising Association and the Texas Academic Advising Network. She is honored to be a part of propelling TSU students to academic and lifelong success.