Students at Thomas More College

Mrs. Morgan Okello
Assistant Dean of Students

Email: okellom@thomasmore.edu
Phone: 859-344-4069
Fax: 859-344-4042
Office Location: Main Campus Administration Building - 2nd Floor

Hello everyone! My name is Morgan Helene Okello and I am from Lexington, Kentucky. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University (NKU). While at NKU, I served as a Resident Assistant for three years and I also became a lifelong member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I earned a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, I worked as a Resident Director and a part-time Instructor. Most recently, I was the Associate Director for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives at the University of Kentucky. In my role, I created and facilitated opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate diversity while exploring similarities and disparities. I truly believe these critical experiences encourage campus community members to engage in thoughtful reflection and positive interactions that lead to personal growth and enhanced cultural awareness.

Before working for the University of Kentucky, I served as an Area Coordinator and Behavioral Hearing Officer at the University of Dayton. In this role, I managed the daily operations of multiple residential areas and responded to all university levels of crisis and emergencies. Throughout each of my experiences, my overarching goal is to promote flourishing, inclusive communities that extend beyond the classroom, and into the forefront of the student experience.

My favorite quote is by an unknown author, who said, “A good educator is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.” In my daily interactions, I strive to “light the way” by acting responsibly, communicating effectively, and consciously creating environments that contribute to the common good. I have a passion for social justice, a commitment to advocacy, and a dedication to learning and educating. I am excited to join the Thomas More College community as the Assistant Dean of Students and I look forward to meeting you!

Morgan Okello first came to Thomas More University in 2018.