Credo is pleased to announce Mr. Steve Morley as Director of Campus Planning. With almost twenty years of student-focused on-campus experience, including residential life management and higher education leadership, Steve is excited to join the Credo team.
When asked what he was most excited about in his role at Credo, Steve said, “I am eager to help our client institutions develop transformative campus environments that achieve their desired student experience. I deeply resonate with the values and postures adopted by Credo in partnering with each client institution in fulfilling its mission, and I look forward to serving our partner institutions and ultimately their students by helping them achieve their mission."
Steve has a track record of growth and innovation, centered around creating campus spaces that ignite student engagement, retention, and success. Beginning his career in Residence Life, Steve has also served independent higher education as a Multicultural Advisor, leading numerous international service-learning trips; Director of Leadership Education; an Associate Professor and Adjunct Faculty member, creating curriculum and presenting on leadership and communication; an Associate Dean; and Dean of Students.
In this most recent role as Dean of Students at Taylor University, Indiana, Steve led a department of 50 people, facilitated holistic, co-curricular learning experiences for students, and implemented facility renovations and construction that created synergies for institutional growth and development. Steve developed many on-campus partnerships, working directly with Residence Life, Campus Police, Academic Enrichment, and the Campus Pastor’s offices to support and empower student success, and construct a unique, meaningful experience for each Taylor student and community member.
Steve remains active in a number of professional organizations, presenting at conferences on topics from residence life to helicopter parents to crisis management in student affairs. As a current Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University, Steve is writing a dissertation on a first-generation college student’s sense of vocation. Steve was the winner of the 2014 Ruth L. Bamford Award for Distinguished Service, awarded for outstanding contribution to the Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD) and the field of Student Development.
Steve will bring this breadth of expertise and experience to his role at Credo as he partners with campuses across the country to identify desired student experience, and then plan and build innovative, integrated spaces and places that foster student engagement and success. Steve looks forward his new role, and he is excited to work closely between the North Carolina and Wisconsin offices to create synergies, as well as design and integrate successful student-focused solutions for our partner institutions across the country.