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Copeland-Morgan named associate VP for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid at Syracuse University
Copeland-Morgan named associate VP for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid at Syracuse UniversityMarch 24, 2008Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
Youlonda Copeland-Morgan has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid at Syracuse University. The appointment, effective April 1, was announced today by SU Vice President for Enrollment Management Donald Saleh.
Copeland-Morgan was chosen following a national search and will fill a new position created after the move of Dean of Financial Aid Chris Walsh to the vice president’s staff.
Copeland-Morgan has most recently served as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd in 1996, she was director of financial aid at both Occidental College in Los Angeles and the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif.
“Youlonda is a national leader in the areas of enrollment management and financial aid,” Saleh says. “She has a passion for assuring that higher education is accessible for students from all economic backgrounds and that the infrastructure is in place to assure success for those students whom we enroll. Syracuse University faces many significant challenges in the areas of admissions, financial aid, retention and enrollment. We will benefit from Youlonda’s experience, vision, zeal and leadership.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with Don, Chancellor Cantor, Provost Spina and others in improving enrollment services and enhancing policies in the financial aid area,” Copeland-Morgan says. “I believe my experience in working collaboratively with university and community constituents can enhance the quality of the student experience, encourage greater participation among campus stakeholders, and position the University to better meet its enrollment management goals. Syracuse University is a very exciting and dynamic place to be at this time.”
While at Harvey Mudd, Copeland-Morgan worked closely with trustees and the president’s cabinet to secure the funding necessary to reposition the college’s financial aid programs. Coupled with her introduction of new strategic marketing initiatives, these changes positioned Harvey Mudd to attract the most diverse and selective freshman classes in the college’s history. Copeland-Morgan also developed financial aid policies to address retention issues and undergird outreach efforts to women, the economically disadvantaged and minority students.
On campus, Copeland-Morgan was known for reaching out to students and faculty to understand the needs of the campus and to build support for program initiatives.
Copeland-Morgan currently serves as vice chair of the board of trustees of the College Board. She has been recognized many times by regional and national organizations for her accomplishments and leadership.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from the University of La Verne.