Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham

Evelyn A. Fernández-Ketcham was appointed as Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. Ms. Fernández-Ketcham begins her new role on January 3, 2022.
Since 2013, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham has been Executive Director of the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Hostos. During her tenure as Executive Director of Workforce Development, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham has helped secure and manage over $13 million dollars in grant money for programs from the Department of Labor/Employment & Training, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Youth & Community Development, and Capital One.
“I am happy to have Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham by my side as we move forward together to envision and create an even greater role for workforce in the continued growth of opportunities for the communities we serve,” said Hostos President Daisy Cocco De Filippis.
Before coming to Hostos, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham held executive leadership roles at the New Heights Neighborhood Center, JobsFirstNYC and the New York City Department of Education. She holds board-appointed positions at the NYC Water Board and at the Office of Children & Family Services as an advisor to the Commissioner and is a board member of the Dominican Studies Association. Previously a task force member of the NYC Young Adult Task Force, NYC Employment & Training Coalition Legislative & Youth Committee, Campaign for Tomorrows Workforce GED Campaign, and NYC Re-envisioning Group. Ms. Fernández-Ketcham was one of eighty women nationwide (from over 3,000 applicants) to win The White House Project Leadership Training Program Women Rule! A collaboration between O Magazine, the White House Project and OPEN from American Express. She is a recipient of the Columbia University Community Impact David Joyce Award for commitment to public service and the Leadership in Advancing Civic Literacy from the Close Up Foundation.
“I am excited to begin the next chapter at Hostos in my new role as Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. I look forward to taking Hostos to new heights in the coming years,” Ms. Fernández-Ketcham said.
Ms. Fernández-Ketcham holds esteemed academic appointments as an adjunct and as a lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work, the Yeshiva University, and CUNY in The Heights of Hostos Community College.
Ms. Fernández-Ketcham is a licensed clinical social worker, a Ph.D. candidate of Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She holds a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work and a B.A. in Psychology from Marymount College.