Honoree

Thomas A. Morrison

AWARDS

Bicentennial Medal (2019)

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas A. Morrison is the first vice president for capital planning and facilities for Indiana University. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Denver, master's degree from the University of Maryland, and doctorate in higher education administration from Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Prior to his arrival at IU, Morrison held leadership roles at Ball State University and the University of Virginia.

Morrison serves as the chief capital, facilities, planning, and real estate officer overseeing all facility-related operations, acquisitions, and capital projects. He also serves as liaison to state and federal agencies for all capital-related items. Under Morrison's leadership, IU has instituted a $1 billion repair and rehabilitation plan that has been successful in addressing the university's goal to eliminate its deferred maintenance backlog by 2020 as well as perform continued repairs and renovations as they arise. He maintains responsibility for the physical infrastructure and development of IU's campuses, encompassing a real estate portfolio of over 800 buildings with a value of nearly $8 billion, as well as overseeing the planning and construction or renovation of over 30 structures on all the campuses of Indiana University.

Morrison received the IU Bicentennial Medal in August 2019 in recognition of his distinguished service as the vice president for capital planning and facilities, and member of the president's executive cabinet.