Contact John Morris

John Morris
Senior Director, Regional Development

John Morris came to the University of Minnesota Foundation in 2012. He comes to the U of M after four years of service at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois as the Associate Vice President of Advancement. Prior to that position, John held the role of Assistant Director of Athletics for Development. While at Benedictine, John established a segmented advancement operation, with dedicated fundraisers representing the university's five colleges and athletics department. His efforts resulted in Benedictine reaching all time highs in terms of dollars raised and gifts received. John also established the university's first athletic annual fund and led the major gifts efforts for funding of the renovation and expansion of Benedictine's indoor athletic facilities.

John earned his B.S. from Winona State University and his M.S. in Sport Management from Illinois State University, where he additionally served as a graduate assistant instructor for the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

As a Minnesota native, John is proud to return home and serve this great university and the people that make it such a special place.

Contact John

John can be reached by phone at 612-624-9514 or 800-775-2187 or by email at