Robert E. Evanson retired in 2003 as the President of McGraw Hill Education, a $2.5 billion global publishing unit. Prior to that, Mr. Evansonserved as President, Higher Education and Consumer Group, and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, for the McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. Mr. Evansonjoined the Macmillan/McGraw Hill School Publishing Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1992.
Before joining McGraw Hill, heheld various posts at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. from 1985 to 1992, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Prior to that, he held senior financial positions at Harper & Row, Consolidated Rail Corporation, and Amtrak, and was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Evanson earned his Master of Business Administration degree from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from St. John’s University. Upon graduation from St. John’s, Mr. Evanson served in the Marine Corps. He is also a 2016 honorary degree recipient from New York Institute of Technology.