Former Trustee Jeff Morgan '78 Dies

Former Baylor School Board of Trustee Jeff Morgan '78 died Sunday, Nov. 14 after a battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

At Baylor, he served as a member of the executive committee and received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee with additional studies at a Knoxville technical school.  He was as inducted into the UTC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2018.

His survivors include his wife, Melissa Morgan; three children and spouses, John and Kara Morgan, Mary Austin Morgan, Bri and Jeff Boehm, and one grandchild, Alice Boehm.

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Ryan Crimmins, Chairman of the Baylor Board of Trustees, offered these comments in an email, "Jeff was a trustee from 2001 to 2007 and served as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee three of those years. Jeff oversaw the building of the new Riverfront Dorm, the Natatorium, and renovations to Worsham Arena as Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee. The new Baylor gates were designed and installed on his watch and he loved John Roy Baylor’s quote found on the front gate “to prepare for the University and Business of life.” Jeff also chaired an ad hoc committee that improved Baylor’s football program. Jeff loved Baylor deeply and always asked the tough questions and recently spoke of the bright future for Baylor. Jeff appreciated the emphasis at Baylor on Faith, Honor, Excellence, and Magnanimitas.

"After his service as a trustee, Jeff and his Morgan Construction Company built Baylor’s Probasco Academic Center, the new Wilson Activity Center, the renovations to Guerry Dining Hall, the servery and Central Energy Plant, and Jeff oversaw the complete overhaul of Founder’s Hall. Each project finished on time and within budget. Baylor relied on Jeff and MCC, and he was always there for us. We will miss him deeply."





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