Areas of responsibility


Office of the Controller

Stanley Williams
Interim Associate Vice President/Controller
(404) 572-3695


The Controller's Office primary mission is to provide financial information and establish and communicate policies and procedures necessary to ensure the proper and efficient use of the College’s resources. Our goal is to provide clear, concise, and timely dissemination of policies and procedures and prompt and accurate processing of all financial transactions. This office oversees accounting, payroll and treasury services. We manage internal controls and ensure conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and regulations. Our services offerings also include general accounting, grants accounting, accounts payable, risk management, travel, and financial reporting. We partner with the Morehouse community to create seamless and efficient financial infrastructure and processes.



Financial Planning, Analysis, and Budgets
David Lerch
Associate Vice President for Business and Finance/Director of Budgets
(404) 653-7821


The Office of Financial Planning, Analysis and Budgets is responsible for managing the budgeting and financial planning operations of Morehouse College. This includes overseeing the capital and operating budget planning functions, developing models and managing long-term financial projections, managing year-by-year budgeting processes, and providing both the support and tools necessary for the departments to fulfill their responsibilities as related to the budgeting and planning processes. The mission of this office is to effectively manage the financial resources of Morehouse College in support of its mission of instruction, research and public service.



Procurement and Contracts Management

Ralph Johnson
Associate Vice President/Chief Procurement Officer
(404) 507-8697


The Procurement and Contracts Management organization is responsible for the development and execution of policies and procedures for the acquisition, use and disposal of College goods and services. This office manages the College’s purchasing systems and processes while negotiating with major suppliers and vendors to optimize purchasing power and provide timely and cost effective service to Morehouse faculty, administration, and students. Our office manages contracts for all outsourced services, including Morehouse Dining, Bookstore, Printing, Post Office, Barbershop and Parking.



Financial Aid

Palmeira Wakhisi
Interim Associate Vice President for Student Financial Aid
(404) 215-2638


The Office of Financial Aid at Morehouse College is here to serve students who need assistance in meeting the basic cost of their education. Any student who is accepted for admission is eligible to request financial assistance. Because funds are limited, federal and state regulations require that these funds go to students who demonstrate financial need. All financial aid at Morehouse College is administered in accordance with policies and philosophies which have been established nationally. Care is taken to ensure that financial aid resources are spread amongst students as far as funds permit.



Student Financial Services
Deborah Ryan
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
(404) 215-2649


The Office of Student Financial Services promotes and facilitates the student’s educational pursuit by providing the student with prompt access to his financial resources in accordance with federal and state laws and college policies. The delivery of student financial services is guided by a commitment to excellent customer service and facilitated by giving the College’s clientele the opportunity to be informed customers. Staff is available to answer questions regarding student accounts. While we must adhere to the financial policies of the institution and uphold the financial integrity of good business practices, we are committed to maintaining the highest possible customer service standards in the delivery of financial services. We are committed to making all financial dealings with this office satisfactory.



Human Resources


The Human Resources organization is responsible for ensuring that staff human resources strategies, programs and services are aligned with the academic mission of the College. Their responsibilities include the development, implementation and administration of recruitment, staffing, benefits, employee relations and training programs. This office strives to build a confidential, trustworthy and productive environment by being responsive to all employees; treating them fairly and with respect, and maintaining an open line of communication. Human Resources will provide innovative leadership by being accountable and maintaining a positive customer service environment.