Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management at UCLA, has received the Gayle S. Wilson Service to Education Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, which hailed her as a national leader in the field of college admissions.
Copeland-Morgan received the award at the association’s 73rd annual national conference, held from Sept. 12 to 16 in Boston. In addition, she spoke at the conference, which attracted 7,700 college admission counseling professionals, as part of a seminar focused on the advancement of women’s leadership in enrollment management. Copeland-Morgan also discussed how colleges hinder diversity through their financial aid policies. Her views were featured in a Washington Post article on Sept. 17.
The association also elected Ffiona Rees, UCLA’s senior associate director of international recruitment, to its 15-member board of directors during the conference. Rees, who is believed to be the first individual from UCLA to be elected to the association’s board, will serve a three-year term.