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Marcus Elliott

Associate Director of Watson/Odyssey
Powell House 105
2108 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
melliott13@elon.edu (336) 278-5847

Brief Biography

Marcus Elliott is the Associate Director of the Watson/Odyssey Scholar Program.  He is a seasoned professional with over twelve years of uniquely diversified experiences in higher education.  Throughout his career, he has served in a multitude of areas including intercollegiate athletics, alumni affairs, and diversity/multicultural affairs.

A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Elliott comes to Elon having spent the past seven years at Colorado State University.  He has also served in various roles at Auburn University and Chicago State University.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in Health Services Administration from Auburn University in 2001.  After a brief stint as an assistant women's basketball coach at Chicago State, and spending a year in the corporate sector in Atlanta, Elliott returned to his alma mater and earned a Master of Education degree in Administration of Higher Education in 2005.


Master of Education (M.Ed.), Administration of Higher Education (Sport Management) - Auburn University, 2005

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Health Services Administration - Auburn University, 2001

Employment History

Assistant Director, Black/African American Cultural Center - Colorado State University (2006-2012)

Post-Graduate Intern (Event Management & Compliance), Intercollegiate Athletics - Auburn University (2005-2006)

Graduate Assistant, Office of Alumni Affairs - Auburn University (2004-2005)

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach - Chicago State University (2001-2002)

Courses Taught

PSY 296: Introduction to Campus Resources - Fall 2009 (Colorado State University)

PSY 496: Peer Mentoring Seminar - Fall 2007 & 2008 (Colorado State University)

Leadership Positions

Chair, SDPS Peer Mentor Training Committee - Colorado State University (2012)

Co-Chair, 1st Annual Celebration of Graduates Committee, Student Diversity Programs & Services - Colorado State University (2009)

Co-Chair, Student of Color Leadership Retreat Committee - Colorado State University (2007)

Advisor, United Men of Color student organization (2006-2010)

Grants Awarded

2011 Bohemian Foundation Pharos Fund - $3,500 - Fort Collins, CO

2012 Bohemian Foundation Community Event Fund - $4,000 - Fort Collins, CO

Personal Information

Married to the former Kristen Postell...two children, daughter Karsen (4) and son Braylen (2)...enjoys golf, bowling, and travel...spends spare time as a high school football and basketball official


Capstone Appreciation Award, Department of Communication Studies - Colorado State University (2012)

Bridges Award, Division of Student Affairs - Colorado State University (2012)

1A Boys Basketball State Championship Game Official - Colorado High School Athletic Association (2013)