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A Message From Dean Evelyn Hodge


Evelyn Hodge

Welcome to University College, where students’ success is our priority.

We are the academic unit of the first-year experience for new students entering Alabama State University. Our goal is to assist students through a variety of services and programs to ensure optimal success and progress.  

The first-year can be challenging for any student because of the added and new responsibilities; therefore, we are the academic unit which helps students transition from high school to college. This academic unit provides a firm foundation for life-long learning during students’ earliest time at the university. This is achieved through providing course offerings and resources to support student learning outcomes.

Resources and services in University College include:  the Department of Advancement Studies, the Orientation Program-Freshmen Experience Course, the W.E.B. Dubois Honors Program, the College Reading Program, and TRIO Programs. Additionally, University College is an academic unit which partners with campus units and student support programs to help students have an excellent start. However, any student who needs academic support services and career awareness assistance may contact us.

We are located in Trenholm Hall, 101. Please visit us soon to learn more about us and how we can help you reach your academic and professional goals.  See a listing of the locations of all areas located in University College.

University College will assist you on your Journey to Success at Alabama State University.

More about Dr. Hodge

With more than 30 years of experience at Alabama State University, Dr. Evelyn Hodge, dean of University College, professor of education, and director of Teacher Inservice, enjoys the responsibility of mentoring and educating future professionals.

A native of Blakely, Georgia, Dr. Hodge holds a bachelor’s degree from Albany State University, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, an education specialist degree from Troy State University, and a doctoral degree from Florida State University.

Before coming to ASU in 1977, Dr. Hodge taught at Holley Junior High School in Sylvester, Georgia, and was a faculty teaching assistant at Bowling Green University. Also, she recently served as the interim dean of ASU’s College of Education. Dr. Hodge is a member of Kappa Delta Gamma Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Honor Society, International Reading Association, Alpha Kappa Mu, National Education Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

She has numerous awards and recognitions including: Alabama Science Association Award, First African-American President of Alabama Staff Development Council, 2005 Governor’s Reading Summit and Outstanding Teacher’s Award, selected for Kappa Delta Gamma Summer Leadership Institute, invitation for 2010 Harvard Leadership Institute, and the 2007 Honorary member of Alpha Chi (National College Honor Scholarship Society).

Dr. Evelyn Hodge, Dean                                                                                                                                                                        University College                                                                                                                                                                                  Ph. D.  Education (Reading)                                                                                                                                                                    Florida State University 

Office: 101 G.W. Trenholm Hall                                                                                                                                                          Email: ehodge@alasu.edu                                                                                                                                                              Phone: 334-604-8103