Morris joined the University of Tennessee Foundation as the Director of Foundation Relations in October 2011. She has over 12 years’ experience in higher education, and is responsible for coordinating and advancing UT’s efforts with private foundations. She works closely with the University’s colleges, the Office of Research, and UT administration and faculty to successfully identify and cultivate partnerships with private foundations.
Prior to joining UT, she served as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the University of Florida Foundation. Her roles included working with Deans, Directors, Faculty, university administrators and development officers to increase corporate and foundation support. She worked closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of Technology Licensing to expand university funding, and served as the primary development officer for UF’s newly created Emerging Pathogens Institute.