Brad Morgan named Career Center director

Brad Morgan has been selected to lead the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center in the University of Tennessee College of Law following an internal search, Dean Melanie D. Wilson announced today.

Morgan has served as the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center interim director since May 2016.

Wilson commended the search committee, composed of faculty, staff and students, for its selection. The Bettye B. Lewis Career Center provides individualized career advising and placement assistance to students, employers, and alumni.

“Brad is incredibly qualified for this new challenge and has already proven himself to be a remarkable leader,” Wilson said. “Over the past year, Brad has unified a team of career service professionals, and together they have achieved remarkable positive impacts on employment outcomes for our students and graduates.”

Morgan joined the College of Law in 2010 as the mentoring and access to justice coordinator. In that role he worked to design and develop the college’s mentoring program and oversaw UT Pro Bono. He worked with legal service providers to grow the program that, under his leadership, saw a 40 percent increase of student body participation.

Morgan also has served as associate director of the Institute for Professional Leadership from 2014 until 2017. He has taught a variety of courses during the past several years at UT. He has focused on professional leadership, public interest and pretrial litigation – preparing students to successfully enter the legal profession, serve as non-profit legal services providers, and engage in simulated litigation.

“I am so excited and pleased to have the opportunity to serve in this role as we pursue continued excellence,” Morgan said. “As the legal market continues to evolve, we are dedicated to working with students, employers, and alumni to achieve value added results.”

Morgan earned his JD and MBA degrees at the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He worked in private legal practice for six years before entering academia. In 2014, Morgan was named the Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.