Terrance Harris serves at the Director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University. Terrance is originally from Louisville, KY (which he took much pride in his home city), but has lived all over the South in cities such as Dallas, Atlanta, and Orlando.
Terrance received his Bachelors’ degree in General Business from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s in Higher Education in Student Affairs from the University of North Texas. Terrance has 7 years of Higher Education experience, most recently coming from Stetson University which he served 3 ½ years as the Assistant Director of Wellness & Recreation. In his role as Director of the BCC, Terrance advises multiple organizations such as the Black Student Union (BSU), Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), African Student Association (ASA), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) just to name a few. He is also a Peer Success Coach for the Distinguished Scholars Initiative (DSI), which is a male identified men of color mentoring group to first and second-year scholars.
Terrance is an active member of the African American Knowledge Community of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Terrance believes that his everyday mission is to be the vessel to help students develop.