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|Staff Bio - Elizabeth Morgan|
Director of External Relations
Elizabeth Morgan is director of external relations for the National College Access Network, where she has overseen fundraising and strategic communications since 2010. She works to engage more communities, organizations, and leaders in supporting proven strategies for helping more underserved students to enter and complete postsecondary education.
Previously, Ms. Morgan was director of youth programs at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where she oversaw the development and management of up to $7.5 million annually in grants to other nonprofit organizations as well as the foundation's scholarship program helping low-income students attend highly selective colleges and universities. Through the foundation’s grants, Ms. Morgan helped to launch or grow several NCAN member programs, including the University of Virginia College Guide Program, the National College Advising Corps, CollegeTracks, SoMD CAN, and the Rappahannock Career and College Access Program. She has significant expertise in college access and success issues, nonprofit management and evaluation, out-of-school-time programs for youth, and communications.
Before joining the foundation, Ms. Morgan was a grant officer for the Michigan State Bar Foundation, which awards more than $8 million annually to provide civil legal assistance to the poor. Ms. Morgan has also worked as a journalist and editor for the Bureau of National Affairs, the World Bank, and the alumni magazine of the Washington College of Law.
She served on the NCAN board of directors from 2008 to 2010 and on the board of the Duke Student Publishing Company, the nonprofit owner of Duke University's daily student newspaper, from 2008 to 2016. She holds a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University and an A.B. in history from Duke University.