President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Morgan, Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, to Two-Year Term


COSTA MESA, Calif., (October 31, 2019) – The White House has officially announced President Trump’s intent to appoint Dr. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ), to a two-year term as a Member of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. The Public Private Partnership Advisory Council was established by Senate Bill 1312, a bipartisan legislative mandate of the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Projection Act (TVPA). The Advisory Council ensures US government policies and programs use best practices in their victim prevention, rehabilitation and aftercare efforts.

Dr. Sandra Morgan is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women and children. She brings together diverse stakeholders to collaborate effectively for research, education, and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children. Her Ending Human Trafficking podcast has listeners in 92 countries and is now housed in the Library of Congress as a resource to practitioners and the public.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve among true advocates and changemakers to impact human trafficking,” said Dr. Morgan. “Prevention cannot happen without research, education, advocacy and collaboration as we fight for the dignity, justice and freedom of exploited individuals.”

Dr. Morgan’s service experience includes direct care as a pediatric nurse, a volunteer with Doctors of the World (Athens, Greece) and as a past Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). She advocates tirelessly for victims of exploitation, slavery, and trafficking across the world, including South America, Russia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, she serves on the Orange County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Steering Committee, partnering with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.

For 16 years, GCWJ has provided training and resources to enable leaders to promote justice for women and girls. More than 40 million people are living in slavery today, and GCWJ works diligently in their efforts to end human trafficking and the cyber-exploitation of women and children in Orange County and worldwide. GCWJ’s mission is to fight human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. Combatting a $150 billion a year human trafficking industry is the driving force behind the center’s mission to educate the community including law enforcement, hotel employees, health care practitioners, and educators. Through research, education, advocacy and collaboration with community partners, including the Orange County Department of Education, the GCWJ works to build a community where human trafficking cannot continue. In addition, the GCWJ provides support by granting scholarships to Vanguard University for survivors of child commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Along with Morgan, other appointees to the advisory council include:

  • Kevin P. Malone of Nevada
  • Timothy Ballard of Utah
  • Kristin Weis of Oklahoma
  • Linda Smith of Washington
  • Diana Mao of California
  • Bruce Deel of Georgia
  • Teresa Lynn Davison of Iowa
  • Jennifer Jensen of California