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Released July 26, 2005

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI FOUNDATION BOARD
RE-ELECTS KELTON MORRIS

Hattiesburg- E. Kelton Morris, a retired executive vice president of the First Tennessee Bank in Memphis, has been re-elected to serve a second term as treasurer of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation in Hattiesburg, Miss. He will also serve as chair of the board's Finance and Audit Committee.

Morris earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1960. While at Southern Miss, he was a member of many organizations, including the Student Government Social Committee, Scabbard & Blade, Senior ROTC, Yellow Jackets, and also held several positions in Kappa Sigma and was a cheerleader. He was named Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Morris is currently a member of the Business Advisory Council of the College of Business at Southern Miss.

The USM Foundation operates under the direction of a 39-member board of directors, who are all volunteers. Thirteen new board members are selected each year, while 13 end their three-year term. The USM Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that serves as a fiduciary of private funds donated to Southern Miss, which is the only dual-campus university in the state, with an enrollment of more than 16,000 students.

Morris and his wife Barbara reside in Memphis. They are the parents of two children.

 

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