Morris Autry is the Director of the Community Development Program at Elizabeth City State University. He has more than 25 years’ experience directly managing housing and community development projects and providing technical assistance to communities across the state of North Carolina. In his current position, he oversees community projects involving housing rehabilitation, housing counseling, homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, financial literacy, neighborhood computer centers, and technical assistance to community based organizations. While in this capacity, he has secured over $7 million in community development grants for the University to benefit residents of northeastern NC. He is a certified housing counselor and was responsible in guiding his organization through the HUD-approved housing counseling agency process. Morris is a graduate of an HBCU – North Carolina Central University – from which he holds a B.A. in Public Administration. In addition, Morris holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in Housing and Community Development from the University of Michigan. He has also received extensive training from NeighborWorks America and The National Development Council. Morris is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.