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Copeland-Morgan elected chair of board of trustees for the College Board

December 09, 2008

Kevin Morrow
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Kevin Morrow

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid at Syracuse University, has been elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the College Board's board of trustees.

Youlonda Copeland-MorganThe election occurred at the recent Annual Meeting of the Members of the College Board, held in Houston. Copeland-Morgan has been active in the College Board since 2003. Most recently serving as vice chair, she took the helm of the 31-member governing board of the association at the organization's annual meeting.

"In her years of service to the College Board, Ms. Copeland-Morgan has done groundbreaking work to help more students from underserved communities overcome the barriers they face so that they can go to college and succeed," says College Board President Gaston Caperton. "We are fortunate to have someone of her experience and commitment as chair of the board of trustees as we work to fulfill the mission of the College Board."

On behalf of the members, the board of trustees governs the business affairs of the College Board under the management of the president. As chair of the board of trustees, Copeland- Morgan is responsible for leading the trustees in their responsibilities to assist in legal and fiduciary decisions; approve the mission, strategic goals and objectives; establish policies; and advise those responsible for the management of the organization.

"The College Board members will be very well served by Youlonda's thoughtful and passionate leadership," says SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor. "Her commitment to supporting all students in their pursuit of their educational goals is inspiring to all who know her at Syracuse University and nationally."

In a distinguished career that spans 30 years, Copeland-Morgan has held numerous leadership positions in student financial aid and admission. She has received several honors for her commitment to sound enrollment management and financial aid policy that affects access, equity and minority participation in higher education, including being named to the College Board's College Scholarship Service Hall of Fame.

Copeland-Morgan has served as chair of the Financial Aid Standards Advisory Committee of the College Board and chair of the CSS Council. She has been a trustee of the College Board for the past four years.

Prior to joining SU in April 2008, Copeland-Morgan was vice president of admission and financial aid at Harvey Mudd College.

The College Board: Connecting Students to College Success

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,600 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves 7 million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT(r), the PSAT/NMSQT(r) and the Advanced Placement Program(r) (AP(r)). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.

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