BSU Welcomes New Director of Admissions
By Jasmine Carr
Bowie State University recently named Lonnie Morris Jr. as its new Director of Admissions, overseeing application processing, admissions, recruiting and special events such as open house sessions and campus tours.
. Morris arrived at BSU in the spring from South Jacksonville, Fla., and has spent the intervening months getting familiar with the BSU campus in general and the admissions process in particular.
"BSU is in a growth mode on both the undergraduate and graduate levels," Morris said when asked why he chose to take the director's position at Bowie State; not to mention his office's stunning view of the campus.
As the university upgrades its enrollment technology, Morris said he believes that the imaging technology the university is producing is part of a good effort to have a paperless university. Students soon will be able to check on the status of their enrollment online.
Before coming to Bowie State, Morris was director of admissions at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla. Morris was later named director of admissions at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. He has also served as vice president of enrollment at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. Bowie State is the largest university and the first public university where Morris has held a position in admissions.
"I have a great deal of experience because I have worked at private institutions," Morris said, when asked what he feels he can offer the BSU community. Because the private colleges where he has worked as smaller, Morris said he had to learn to where many hats. "At Lemoyne-Owen College being director of admissions is the same as being chide of enrollment because it has a smaller population."
Morris holds a master's degree in organizational development from John Hopkins University, and a bachelor's degree in marketing from Morgan State University. He has completed post graduate work in enrollment management at the University of Florida.