District D

Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz is a native Houstonian from “Third Ward, Texas” and a proud graduate of Jack Yates High School. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  She has a master’s degree in Psychology and a Doctorate of Education from Texas Southern University.  Although she wears many hats, she had a long career working as a teacher and a Lead Evaluation Specialist before retiring from the Houston Independent School District in 2009.  As an Executive Committee member of the NAACP-Houston Branch, and in particular as chairwoman of the Education Committee, she stays very active in the community addressing issues to bring about equality for all people. She has been a realtor in Houston for over thirty years.  Dr. Evans-Shabazz is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a member of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

Dr. Evans-Shabazz was recently the Houston Community College Trustee serving District IV and served as the first African American female Chairwoman of the Board for two consecutive years. Her mantra is “If I can help somebody as I pass along this way then my living will not be in vain” and thus feels that public service is her calling. More ...