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A&M Regent Judy Morgan steps down after six years

A&M Regent Judy Morgan steps down after six years

February 10th, 2017 in Texarkana News
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp thanks Regent Judy Morgan at her final board meeting Thursday for her years of service to the students, faculty and staff throughout the system.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp thanks...

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Judy Morgan, a Texas A&M University System Board regent of Texarkana, served at her final board meeting on Thursday.

Chancellor John Sharp thanked Morgan for her years of service to the students, faculty and staff throughout the system.

Morgan, who received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, is stepping down after six years of helping to lead the A&M System through a period of extraordinary growth and advancement.

"Regent Morgan is one of the hardest working, most diligent members of the Board of Regents, and we will all miss her greatly," Sharp said.

In a show of gratitude, the board unanimously adopted a resolution honoring Morgan for her outstanding dedication and service to the system.

During her tenure, Morgan served as chairman of the Committee on Audit and spent three terms as a member of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs and the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection Committee. She also served on the Committee on Finance and as chairman of the Policy Review Committee and the Campus Art and Aesthetic Improvement Committee.

Morgan lauded the system for putting each of the universities on an upward track.

"Everyone is growing, and everyone is better off than we were six years ago," she said.

Morgan added a personal message to her colleagues. "I am so proud to call you my friends."

Passionate about the arts and the missions of several nonprofit organizations, Morgan had a long history of selfless service before becoming a regent.

The former owner and past president of Jack B. Kelley Enterprises, Inc., a commercial transportation company based in her native Amarillo and in her adopted home of Texarkana, Morgan was founder and past president of the Texarkana Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, co-founder and past president of Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, co-founder of Texarkana Women for the Arts and past president of the Sustainers of the Junior League of Texarkana.

Additionally, Morgan served as president of the Wadley Regional Medical Center Foundation Board and St. James Day School Board of Directors.

Morgan will remain an active member of the board until her replacement, Tim Leach of Midland, is confirmed by the Texas Senate. At that point, Morgan will take on the title of Regent Emeritus.

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