Rodney Morrison, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Retention Management at Stony Brook University, received the highest honor of the Middle States Region of The College Board — the Bernard P. Ireland Recognition Award — which recognizes commitment to improving humanity through education by demonstrating a record of service to young people in easing the transition from high school to college, and distinguishing themselves as a change agent in their constituency.
“I am personally grateful to have worked with Rodney over the past three years in his leadership role on the Middle States Regional Council,” said David Adams, Vice President, Middle States Regional Office. “Rodney has served — and continues to serve — as a trusted advisor to me during my tenure here. I am proud to know Rodney as both a colleague and a friend, and I look forward to many more years of collaboration with both Rodney and Stony Brook.”
Morrison was praised by his colleagues for putting long-term student success as a top priority and for providing students with the support they need to be successful in higher education. Furthermore, his compassionate personality puts families at ease during the overwhelming college search process. Students remember him as the person who had a strong impact on them getting into and graduating from college.
Morrison serves as chair on The College Board Middle States Regional Council. The College Board connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
Morrison was appointed to his position at Stony Brook in June 2014. He began his career in college admissions at the University of Rochester before becoming the director of Multicultural Recruitment at the University of Pennsylvania and then associate director of Admissions and Financial Aid at The Wharton School of Business MBA Program. He also served as director of Admissions at Mount Saint Mary College and associate chancellor for Enrollment Management at Rutgers University.