Hall of Fame Member Biographies

J. R. Morris

J. R. Morris was a faculty member and top academic official at the University of Oklahoma for four decades. During his years at OU, Morris was an academic counselor and taught graduate classes in psychology and higher education. He functioned as associate dean and dean of the University College, vice president of the University Community, and served for nine years as Provost and Senior Vice-President of the Norman Campus. In 1982 he served as acting president. In the sixties, Morris created one of the state's first academic support programs for minority students. Upon retirement, Morris was awarded the title of Provost Emeritus and Regents Professor Emeritus and was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1996.