Floyd Kerr, director of Morgan State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, today informed President David Wilson of his decision to retire at the end of this academic year. Kerr has served as Morgan’s athletic director since July 17, 2005.
“I appreciate Floyd‘s service to the University during his time here. There have been many noteworthy achievements, including a successful basketball program and winning a football conference championship. We certainly wish him well in the future and hope he will enjoy his retirement years,” said Dr. Wilson. “I am immediately launching a national search for a new athletic director.”
Kerr oversees a program at Morgan with 15 varsity sports and over 280 student-athletes. During his tenure, Morgan’s men’s basketball team racked up three league championships, winning two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships. The Bears football team achieved a MEAC co-championship during the 2014 “Return to Greatness” season.
Kerr says his retirement from Morgan is effective June 30, 2016. President Wilson has indicated that an interim director will be appointed if the national search does not conclude by June 30, 2016.
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution offering more than 45 academic programs leading to the baccalaureate degree and more than 50 programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.
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Clinton R. Coleman