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Andy Morgan tapped as dean of students

February 2, 2016

Andy Morgan has been named dean of students at Indiana State University. Morgan comes to Indiana State from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he has held a variety of administrative roles in student affairs during the past 18 years, including acting associate dean of students since 2013.

"Dr. Morgan's education, experience and focus on the student experience made him a leading candidate for this position," Willie Banks, vice president for student affairs at Indiana State, said in announcing the selection. "I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Morgan to the Sycamore family and look forward to working with him to enhance the student experience at Indiana State University."

Morgan will begin his duties at Indiana State on April 1. As dean, he will have direct oversight of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center; Student Conduct and Integrity; Student Counseling Center; Dean of Students Office; and Multicultural Services and Programs. He will serve on the Division of Student Affair's senior leadership team and report directly to Banks.

"I am very excited to join the ISU family," Morgan said. "This is a great school and has a lot to offer. I am very impressed with the university's leadership, staff, and students and look forward to working collaboratively with all of them to continue to better ISU and the Terre Haute community."

In 2015, the fraternity and sorority community at SIU created the Dr. Robert Andrew Morgan Alumni Engagement Award in recognition of his service and presented him with the inaugural award for his leadership and civic engagement. While serving as SIU's coordinator of fraternity and sorority life, Morgan oversaw a more than 40 percent growth in the size of SIU's fraternity and sorority community and an increase in community service hours and academic achievement. During his tenure as housing program coordinator of student and staff development, the university was named the Illinois Residence Hall Association's School of the Year for 2005.

Morgan is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, the national board of directors of Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society, American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. In addition to his service to Southern Illinois University, he is active in the community, including service on the Unity Point School District Board of Education since 2004 and chaired a committee that helped pass a voter-led initiative to increase the school district's property taxes to benefit education. He also serves on the Carbondale High School Athletic Booster Club, the boards of Keep Carbondale Beautiful, South Highway Water District and Carbondale Convention & Tourism Bureau, is a member of Kiwanis of Carbondale and a past member of Connect SI's LEAD SI Institute, which conducted annual three-day programs for high school student leaders.

Morgan holds three degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a master's in workforce education and development and a Ph.D. in educational administration and higher education.


Media contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or



Story Highlights

A three-time graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Morgan comes to Indiana State after more than 18 years of service to his alma mater in student affairs.

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