The Tennessee Board of Regents selected Fogelman College of Business and Economics
alumnus, Morgan Morton, as the recipient of the TBR Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
Each year, this award is presented to an individual who positively impacts a TBR institution
by providing exemplary leadership and financial support.Morton accepted the award
from TBR Vice Chancellor, Greg Duckett, on July 30 at a FCBE board meeting.
"Mr. Morton is a tremendous supporter of the University of Memphis and its students,”
Duckett said when presenting the award. “He gives generously of both his money and
his time. The combination of financial support and personal guidance grants students
the opportunity to succeed in both in classroom and in real-life situations.”
Since his graduation in 1963, Morgan Morton has continued to give back to his alma
mater. He founded a student travel enrichment program to stimulate international
and domestic travel for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. business students. He is
also the benefactor of the Morgan Morton Family Scholarship program. Each year his
scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate business students in need of financial
support, who are residents of his hometown of Collierville, Tennessee.
“Morgan Morton is personally responsible for positively affecting the lives of hundreds
of our students,” said Dr. Rajiv Grover, Dean of Fogelman College. “He has a special
place in his heart for this institution and his hometown and we are very grateful
for his continued patronage. His dedication to the students, his financial generosity
and unwavering support of the college truly makes him worthy of this prestigious award.”
Morton spent his career at Proctor & Gamble, Warner Lambert and Pfizer managing consumer
products, over-the-counter drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical instruments. He retired
in 2000 as Senior V.P. of Pfizer, Inc. Over the course of his lifetime, Morton has
served on boards of the World Self-Medication Institute, the Non-Prescription Drug
Manufacturers Association of America, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association of
America and as Chairman of the Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association of
Since his retirement, Morton has also actively served in advisory capacities for several
not-for-profit organizations including the University of Memphis, Sea Island Habitat
for Humanity and the Bess Crawford Morton White Church Museum in Collierville.
Morgan and his wife, Joanne, reside in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.