Bailey Portwood

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Bailey Portwood

Admissions Counselor


Lewis Hall (LH) 106

712-274-5325 (Office)

712-635-0994 (Cell – SMS/Text Available)

Hometown: Harlan, IA

Education: Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Morningside College 2020. Master of Organizational Leadership, St. Ambrose University 2022.

Recruitment area: Sioux City & Minnesota

What I like about my job: The college search process is such an exciting time for students and their families. Being able to assist them through their admissions process while also building such a close relationship with them is so rewarding. This process can be very scary and overwhelming so being able to relieve some of that stress and help them see all that Morningside has to offer is an amazing feeling as a counselor!

What I look for in a student: I look for students who are eager to begin their college search process and further their education! I also look for students that are ready to be involved on campus and are excited to ask questions about Morningside. There is truly something here for everyone and I want to help support them in finding their right fit here on campus!

Hobbies: I love spending my free time with friends and family, especially my goddaughter! I also love spending time outside when the weather is nice, trying to improve my golf game, finding new coffee shops, and exercising regularly! Reading, binge watching Friends, and listening to music is how you can find me most days after work!

Favorite Quote: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.‚Äù -George Bernard Shaw