Terry Henry earned his Bachelor of Science (Secondary Education - English Teaching) and Master of Science (Education) from Indiana State University. Additionally, he earned technical certifications from Southwest TN Community College (Information Technology), the University of Miami (Human Subject Research) and Ed.D in Higher Educational Administration.
He is the founder/program officer for AdviseCCR; subsidiary organization of the Henry Foundation (MS - 1371519). The Henry Foundation receives philanthropic investments to provide free educational services to select home/micro-schools and underserved youth. In summer of 2023, AdviseCCR will launch a global model providing similar services.
Terry's leadership experience is inclusive of career development and compliance; prior roles include 2-year, 4-year, trade/apprenticeship, military/ROTC, district leadership, instructional, and comprehensive career counseling. A licensed educator, he's served on multiple national college access committees.
Fully remote, he's currently a learning success coach with Arizona State University Digital Preparatory Academy. His role oversees the connections between instructional staff, campus leadership and supports student post-secondary transitions. For three years, he was the district college match-lead with KIPP Forward Memphis. During his tenure, 100% of his high school seniors completed all TSAC college-ready benchmarks, 100% submitted a completed FAFSA and submitted all TN Promise scholarship requirements. In 2018, he managed the student services department at Tennessee College of Applied Technology; overseeing the following departments: university admissions, financial aid, direct-student counseling, program marketing, veterans support, and student orientation.
Before relocating to the Midsouth, he was the executive director of the department of college & career readiness for Minneapolis Public Schools; managing a portfolio of college readiness state/federal grant programs (7 year - $14 million TRIO community partnership grant), and fiscal responsibility for a $33.2 million multi-year budget. In Indianapolis, he was selected as the inaugural college admissions coordinator/program director with MSD of Wayne Township Schools; supporting college access programming for Ben Davis High Schools (largest HS in Indiana), provided direct student advising (1 to 1100+ student caseload), assisted in building leadership in increasing our graduation rate (63% to 92%), sustained college recruitment pipelines, and averaged $18 million in scholarships earned annually.
Terry has earned (2) White House education appointments (MN Reach Higher & US Department of Education - My Brother's Keeper Initiative) and served on multiple regional/national advisory committees. He is requested for conference presentations; content focus includes service-learning, family engagement, equity, fundraising, cultural competencies, and university student retention. Terry is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, and ministry leader with Brown Baptist Church (MS). Mr. Henry enjoys experiencing nature, traveling, and spending time with his wife & two daughters.