Morris appointed director of finance

January 10, 2024

Newberry College announced the appointment of Margaret “Carrie” Morris, class of 2003, as its new director of finance.

“Carrie has an exceptional background in fiscal management and financial reporting,” said Jon Kokos, vice president for business & finance and chief financial officer. “She will be a fantastic asset to our finance office and to the College.”

Morris brings nearly two decades of budget and finance experience in South Carolina state government, most recently as chief financial officer of the South Carolina Commission for the Blind. She earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting, business administration, and economics from Newberry College. She graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Bachman Honor Society.

“Newberry College gave me a strong foundation to succeed. I am thrilled to return in this role and help the College further its mission,” said Morris.


About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational institution with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College is one of the South’s top 10 best colleges according to U.S. News & World Report, consistently honored for value (No. 3), social mobility (No. 4), best colleges for veterans (No. 2) and overall best (No. 10). Offering baccalaureate degrees in 39 majors, three graduate programs, five fully online undergraduate programs and five dual-degree programs, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 24 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance and esports. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit