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Westminster College President Morgan retiring after 37 years

Westminster College President Morgan retiring after 37 years. (Photo: courtesy of Westminster College)

(KUTV) After serving nearly 37 years at Westminster College, President Stephen R. Morgan announced on Friday that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year, June 2018.

The college's board of trustees will begin a national search for Morgan's replacement, whom they expect will be in place by the end of summer 2018.

“After nearly four decades at Westminster, President Morgan’s versatile leadership, experience and positive outlook will be greatly missed throughout the entire campus community,” said Jeanne Ambruster, chair of Westminster’s Board of Trustees. “During his tenure, he has found ways to bring out the best of everything that Westminster has to offer. We are very appreciative of his longtime commitment to the college and wish him the best in his retirement years.”

In a press release, Westminster College says President Morgan has been "instrumental in shaping Westminster into the institution it is today."

“It has been a special honor to have served the better half of my life at Westminster,” Morgan said. “I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as president of this great institution. Working together as a community, we have made Westminster a better place of higher learning and a place where all students can find their passion and lead meaningful lives. Westminster and its community will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Morgan, age 63, became Westminster College’s 18th president in 2015.

Prior to his role as president, Morgan led the growth of the college’s endowment to more than $75 million and directed fundraising for major construction projects, including the Giovale Library, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the Manford A. Shaw Student Center, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center and the Meldrum Science Center.

Morgan received his bachelor of arts in accounting from the University of Utah and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

Steve’s wife and their three children are all Westminster graduates.

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