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Pathways: J.J. Evans connects students with success

J.J. Evans, associate director of Student Life at the North Carolina Community College System, is a self-described “air traffic controller” for students, Evans’ goal is to help them realize their maximum potential. But that also means dealing with difficult hurdles, like achievement gaps for some students.

This video is part of the Pathways series which explores the stories of individuals on community college campuses.

Robert Kinlaw

Robert was director of multimedia for EducationNC. He is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Triangle. Robert attended both public and private grade schools in North Carolina and graduated from the Media and Journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has produced video content for The News & Observer, ABC11-WTVD, UNC-Chapel Hill, The News Reporter and more. His short documentary Princess Warrior received an Excellence in Filmmaking award at the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival. Visit his website at