Dr. Rupert M. Evans Sr. is an Associate Professor, Chairman and Director of the Health Administration Program at Governors State University and the owner of his own consulting company Trepur LLC. He is the immediate past President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management a 501c (3) corporation affiliated with the American Hospital Association.
At Governors State Rupert serves as course director for the Healthcare Management Courses and lectures in many others. His consulting practice focuses on diversity and healthcare management. Prior to joining the Institute for Diversity, Evans was the President and CEO of the Erie Family Health Center. Erie is one of the largest Federally Qualified Community Health Centers in Chicago.
Dr. Evans is a Harvard Macy Scholar, a Fellow in the UIC Public Health Leadership Institute and a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, which is the highest honor for American and Canadian Health Care Executives. He is the past President of the Chicago/Mid-west Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). He has written articles for Hospitals and Health Systems Magazine, Modern Healthcare and Journal of the American College of Health Care Executives.
Major Evans is a highly decorated veteran and holds many honors and awards. He was recognized in the August, 2002 and August 2004 Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the top 100 “Most Powerful People in Healthcare”. Rupert is the Executive Director of the Thapelo Institute an African American men’s health advocacy institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the African American Healthcare Council, and is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He holds a Doctorate of Healthcare Administration at Central Michigan University, Master degree in Public Administration/Health Services Management and BA in Environmental Studies.