TBR Chancellor John Morgan Announces Retirement

January 7, 2016 - Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John G. Morgan today announced that he will retire on Jan. 31.

"We are deeply grateful for Chancellor John Morgan's years of loyal service and commitment, not only to the University of Memphis and the Tennessee Board of Regents, but to the entire state of Tennessee," said UofM President M. David Rudd. "We wish him all the best in retirement and know that the work he has overseen will continue and have a positive impact on higher education."

Morgan graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1974. In 1989 he became executive assistant to the comptroller of the Treasury, and in January 1999 was first elected comptroller of the Treasury by the Tennessee General Assembly. He was re-elected to that position four times. In January 2009 he was appointed deputy to the governor and served in that position until his appointment as chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents on Oct. 1, 2010.

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