Leadership

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan
Vice Provost
Enrollment Management

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, serving at national, state and local levels for over 35 years. She joined UCLA in 2012 to create and lead the Division of Enrollment Management which is dedicated to providing prospective students with the highest quality experience at every point of contact in UCLA’s recruitment, admission and enrollment process.

As Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Youlonda Copeland-Morgan oversees a Division that includes the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, Early Academic Outreach Program, and BruinCorps. Copeland- Morgan also oversees the University’s total financial aid and scholarship awards budget of over one billion dollars.

Before joining UCLA, Copeland-Morgan served as Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Scholarships and Student Aid at Syracuse University, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Harvey Mudd College, and Director of Financial Aid at Occidental College.

She served for nine years as a Trustee of the College Board, a one billion-dollar non-profit organization with over 6000 members. During her two-year term as Chair of the Board, she was appointed Vice-Chair of the College Board’s new Advocacy and Policy Center, established with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Copeland-Morgan is on the Advisory Boards of Gates Millenium Scholars, Cambridge International Higher Education, and Re-Imaging College Access at the Learning Policy Institute. She is also on the Board of P&P Home for the Elderly, a multimillion dollar senior housing facility in Los Angeles

Copeland-Morgan has received numerous distinguished service awards from state, regional and national associations honoring her leadership and contributions to her profession. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC), where she has taught a course on “Leadership in Enrollment Management” since 2011 and was also a faculty member for continuing education at UCLA for nine years.