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Morgan Ridgell

Senior Academic Advisor


Poe Hall 505F


Morgan Ridgell (she/her/hers) is the Senior Advisor for the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Education. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Morgan will always consider North Carolina to be home although she’s lived in four different states. Morgan has over 8 years of experience in Higher Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she served as an Advising Coordinator in the College of Arts & Sciences. She brings a myriad of experience and knowledge from a diverse range of student service areas including new student orientation, first-year experience, student organization advising, campus programming, and multicultural student life. Her professional interests include access and equity, student advocacy, anti-racist practices in higher education, and mental health challenges experienced by college students.


B.A. Communications University of Louisville 2013

M.Ed Higher Education University of North Carolina Greensboro 2015

M.S. Social Work University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2023