Expert Spotlight: Youlonda Copeland-Morgan

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As part of the Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, Empowering Action national initiative,
the Campaign for College Opportunity interviewed Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, who offered best practices and advice to college and admission leaders at America’s selective colleges and universities informed by her experience that can help make diversity and inclusion in higher education a reality.

About Youlonda Copeland-Morgan

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan is nationally and internationally recognized as a visionary leader in higher education. In September 2022, she retired after 11 years as vice provost for enrollment management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was responsible for formulating and achieving enrollment and financial goals for the university’s over 32,000 undergraduates. In that capacity, she oversaw the university’s $1 billion financial aid and scholarship budget for the undergraduate college and for UCLA’s specialty and professional schools. Her enrollment management leadership resulted in the most socially, economically and ethnically diverse classes in UCLA history.