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SXU dedicates Smith-Morris Quad to honor donors

Ceremony honored James A. Morris and Patricia A. (Smith) Morris

news story image (From left to right) SXU Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Chomicz, Patricia A. (Smith) Morris, James A. Morris and President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D, at the dedication ceremony of the Smith-Morris Quadrangle.

Chicago (May 20, 2008) Saint Xavier University honored donors James A. Morris and Patricia A. (Smith) Morris, ’83, by dedicating the Smith-Morris Quadrangle on May 14.

“Jim and Trish Morris have been among the most dedicated supporters and generous donors in the history of the University,” said President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “We are pleased to honor them for their commitment to the mission and core values of Saint Xavier University.”

The Morrises, who reside in Park Ridge, have given generously to the University. They have chaired the President’s Scholarship Ball and annually sponsor the Shield of Saint Xavier, the University’s highest honor.  They have contributed to a growing culture of giving among students through their matching support of the annual senior class gift. 

Jim Morris volunteered for leadership roles in capital campaign efforts. Patricia Morris served as a faculty member from 1987 to 1996 in the psychology department. She has been a trustee since 2001 and serves as chair of the trusteeship committee and vice-chair of the SXU Board of Trustees.

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Contact: Rick Ducat
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