About Trustee Morris

  • Year appointed: 2013
  • Current term: 2016–19
  • Residence: Marion County

Trustee Morris is the vice chairman of Pacers Sports and Entertainment. A graduate of Indiana University with a master’s degree from Butler University, he was former Mayor Richard G. Lugar’s chief of staff from 1967 to 1973, before joining the Lilly Endowment where he served as president from 1984 to 1988 and from 1989 to 2002. He was also the chairman and chief executive officer for IWC Resources Corporation and Indianapolis Water Company. Before going to Pacers Sports and Entertainment, Trustee Morris was the executive director for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), where he led the world’s largest humanitarian agency.

Trustee Morris has received many honors, including 16 honorary degrees and IU’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He has been a trustee and board chairman for both Indiana State University and Indiana University, serves on the national advisory board for the Boy Scouts of America, and is treasurer of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. He served as chair of the board for Riley Children’s Foundation, is a former member of the IU Foundation board of directors, and serves on a number of corporate boards.