Clark Morris, a member of the William Jewell College class of 1991, has been named vice president for advancement at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The appointment is effective immediately.
Morris has most recently served as executive and artistic director of the Harriman-Jewell Series, the internationally acclaimed performing arts presenting series begun at the College by alumnus Richard Harriman in 1965. In that capacity, Morris has overseen all aspects of the Series. With more than 20 years experience with the Harriman-Jewell Series, he was responsible for all fiscal operations, board development and management, artistic decisions and office management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College, a Master of Business Administration degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and is a graduate of the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“Clark brings a great deal of experience in fund-raising and in management and leadership, having led the Harriman-Jewell Series smoothly through significant transitions,” said William Jewell College president Dr. David Sallee. “We look forward to having Clark’s leadership in this position of significant responsibility for the institution.” Dr. Sallee noted that Morris will continue to be responsible for the Harriman-Jewell Series, but that an associate director will handle many of the Series’ operational functions.
“It has been an honor for me to serve my alma mater in a variety of roles as part of the wonderful Harriman-Jewell Series that was created at the College by my late friend and mentor Richard Harriman,” Morris said. “I welcome this opportunity to serve the institution in a broader capacity, while continuing to lead the Harriman-Jewell Series in its unwavering pursuit to bring the best to Kansas City audiences.”
Beyond his contributions to Kansas City’s cultural landscape, Morris’ community roles range from church leader to camp director to little league coach. He is married to Stephanie Morris and they have two sons: Jacob, 13, and Austin, 10. They are residents of Liberty.
For additional information on the Harriman-Jewell Series, go to www.hjseries.org; for more information on William Jewell College, go to www.jewell.edu.
William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.