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Morgan State President Names New Chief Of Staff

Don-Terry VealMorgan State University (MSU) President David Wilson today announced the appointment of Don-Terry Veal as his administration’s chief of staff.

“Don-Terry brings a wealth of higher education experience and a host of successes in this arena,” said Morgan State University President David Wilson. “He has a background that will make him an asset to my administration and to this university. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Morgan family.”

Dr. Veal comes to Morgan from Auburn University in Alabama where he served as adjunct professor, associate director and most recently as director of the Center for Governmental Services. As the Center’s director, Veal provided oversight for training, tax and finance, survey research lab, and public personnel services at the University. In addition to Auburn, he has held positions with the University of Akron, Southern University at New Orleans, and the University of Mississippi. His experience also includes Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. in Akron, Ohio where he was director of development and research/fiscal administrator and as executive planner for the Council for Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to joining the staff at Auburn, Dr. Veal was the director of development and research/fiscal administrator for the Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (Akron, OH), and before that executive planner for the Council for Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, OH). His professorial experiences include positions at Auburn University, University of Akron, and Southern University at New Orleans. Having authored and co-authored several articles, books and book chapters, Dr. Veal has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including the Cambridge Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Governor of Alabama, Northern Illinois University’s Center for Black Studies Trail Blazer Award and the NAACP’s Political Leadership Award in Dekalb, Illinois.

“It is an honor to join such a prestigious and historic institution dedicated to research as well as academics, and steeped in the African American experience,” said Dr. Veal. “I look forward to joining an already dynamic staff and faculty and supporting Dr. David Wilson in advancing his vision and Morgan’s mission. I am eager to engage the University community and contributing to its promising future.”

Dr. Veal earned a doctorate in political science from Northern Illinois University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Mississippi, and completed his undergraduate work at Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO).

When he begins his new role at Morgan on September 1, he will replace Willie D. Larkin, who resigned as chief of staff effective July 1 of this year to become president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multi-ethnic and multi-racial 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 on Morgan State University, visit


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